Or do you love the idea of being a basketball player?
That is a very powerful distinction.
There is a big difference between truly loving the game and loving what the game can do for you (fame, money, etc.).
If you truly love the game you WANT to be in the gym, by yourself, all of the time.
You WANT to work on your handle and make hundreds of shots every day.
You WANT to push yourself beyond your comfort zone.
You WANT to do all of the extra work (strength & conditioning, watch film, rest & recovery techniques, etc.) to help you become the best player you can be.
If you truly love the game you would rather play basketball than go to the movies, hang out at the mall, or play Xbox.
Whether you’re alone on an outside court at the park or playing 5 on 5, basketball brings you more joy than anything else in your life.
Do you REALLY love the game?