Loved this piece from Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins that was written in the aftermath of Paul George’s gruesome leg injury during a Team USA scrimmage last August. Some great stuff in here for your players about resilience.
He was proof of how NBA players transform themselves in the summer, from benchwarmers to headliners, by working when no one is watching. George creates comprehensive checklists every off-season of skills he plans to burnish: ball-handling, shooting, post-ups. He once told Pacers head coach Frank Vogel he would return from the break a completely different player.