Practice Makes Perfect? Some NBA Players Are Not Working on Their Craft

April 9th, 2011 by Kristian Winfield Leave a reply »
"Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. We're talkin' about practice," said Allen Iverson in one of the most controversial press conferences of his career. "How the hell am I supposed to make my teammates better by practice."

Practice seems to have become one of the most disrespected facets of an NBA career. Players tend to go out and have fun instead of work at their craft. And you can see it in the development, or lack thereof, in their game. 

There are two things to do in the offseason for an NBA player: rest and practice. 

Look at Dorell Wright of the Golden State Warriors. There was a point in time where he wouldn't have even thought about spotting up for a three-pointer during his days in Miami. Now look at him. He's shooting almost 40 percent from beyond the arc—one of the best three-point shooters in the West.

Look at Kevin Love. He was always a great rebounder, but he too worked on his three-point shooting and now he stretches out the floor with his range. Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook; there was a point in time when neither of them would shoot a three-pointer unless time was expiring. Now, look at them ...

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