Improving your game is actually very simple. What you want to do is practice the fundamentals of basketball daily. Michael Jordan was able to great things on the basketball court because he mastered the fundamentals of basketball.
Doing simple ball handling, shooting, and defensive drills make a big difference when done on a consistent basis.
When you master the fundamentals, your understanding of the game of basketball increases dramatically.
For example, think about when you first learned how to walk. At first, you had to crawl, then you started walking, then you could jog, and then you could run. Eventually you started dancing and now you can play the game of basketball.
The reason you were able to accomplish all those feats is because you mastered the fundamental of walking. You mastered it because you practiced every day without fail. What if you decided to practice the fundamentals of basketball every day without fail?
Target And Eliminate Weakness
Be honest with yourself.
What are your weaknesses?
Identify those weaknesses and attack them daily.
Can you handle the basketball with both hands?
Can you finish at the rim with both hands?
Can you hit the wide open three?
Get rid of your weaknesses and your performance on the basketball court will be noticeably better.
One of the fastest ways to improve your game is to change or improve your mentality. Believe that you’re unstoppable on the basketball court, and act as if you’re unstoppable.
In order to increase your self-belief, you have to act as if you really are the best. Take control of the things you can control. Out-hustle, out-think, and out-perform your opponent(s) in every situation possible.
Don’t just attempt to do your best, instead aim to go above and beyond what you thought you were capable of. Most basketball players are contempt with doing the best they can, but what you want to do is set yourself apart from the rest.
Decide that you will go above and beyond. When you mind is telling you that you’re tired and lazy, it’s just a test. You’re not actually tired or lazy, unless you decide to be. Everything in life is a choice. There is always a way to get what you want. And if there is no way to get what you want, it’s up to you to find a way to get what you want.
Don’t be a victim of your circumstances. Strive to be the best and then go beyond that. Even if you come up short, you will be happy with the results.