Originally Posted by tgan3
How do you deal with it? There are "stars" on the court who have the license to do anything, they can dribble the whole possession and they miss the layup and then nobody says anything...Of course they do get their shots though if not they wont be the "stars", but they have the license to ballhog and the license to shoot out of their slump.
I'm a good player, but i'm not in the "star" category and I get frustrated because the team always has to have to pass the ball to the open man to a fault (Though im the best shooter usually). I don't get credit for making 3 shots in a row and If I miss the 4th on a layup or open shot or something it becomes a "bad play"...Anyone experience something like that?
Body them. lol. That's always the answer. Always body skill players.
I was thinking about this... I don't ball 'like that' anymore, but I mean if you would really travel and play a lot, you would see that people sometimes pick you last or won't pass to you for the most of the game. it takes game after game to earn respect. I think less than being a star, it's more that they understand those people. They have a defined role on that court. Where as, you may not. So both you missing and making shots are just like "o word" to them.
Just like I posted in another thread, I was never really great at anything in basketball, I just got results, and I always wanted to take the last shot. That was the one possession I'd go all out on. And people get used to that... so they are looking for me when a big shot is needed. It's all in just how the game develops and what people are comfortable with. Those guys who you say are stars probably aren't better than many others, they just have a role carved out, as I said.
Furthermore, I guess you can earn respect by stepping up and making big plays. So, when yaboy the star is off, always go hard to make a play, and they might start looking for you more.
But I've spent much time thinking about the dynamics of bball because I feel I've experienced a bunch of different places and I wanted to kind of figure out what it's about. And it's like any other social situation (for the third time) dudes have their roles and they play them. And a lot of people aren't too happy about a new guy coming in. If you're not a new guy and have that role, you might need to go somewhere else cuz it may be something you never break out of.