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How to be a King: A lesson from Coach Gregg Popovich

Lebron James is known throughout the NBA as “The King.”

Regarded by many as the best all around player in the game of basketball today, Lebron now finds himself in the center of a heated national discussion on whether or not he’s capable of surpassing Michael Jordan’s greatness.

Two years ago, that discussion was dead.

Lebron was constantly criticized for lacking the competitiveness and killer-instinct necessary to be the greatest of all time.

San Antonio Spurs Coach, Greg Popovich, was asked why he thinks Lebron is such a more dominant player today than in his recent past.

Here’s what Popovich had to say:

“No. 1, he’s improved his skills. He shoots the ball much better. You can’t just back off LeBron now. But the second thing about him is peace of mind. He’s learned how to tune out all the people out there who give him advice and don’t have a clue what they’re saying.”

Here’s today’s two cents (courtesy of Greg Popovich):

1) Work on your skills. That is, constantly improve your ability, through education and practice, in the arena of creating the results that matter most to you.

2) Tune out all the people who give you advice and don’t have a clue what they’re saying.

It really is that simple.

At least that’s the way I see it.


T.K. Coleman

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