Why is it so important to have your own “signature move” in basketball? Let’s see…
When you think of Dennis Rodman what are you thinking about? You are thinking of rebounding. How about Vince Carter? Dunking. Bill Russell? Defending and blocking shots. Dominique Wilkins? Of course, dunking. Let me tell you a little bit about Dominique. Dominique was the pioneer of dunking. The Human Highlight Film.
Because he had a weird name, growing up, the little kids used to tease him and say that he’s sissy. But he was growing taller and becoming stronger.
Not having enough money to be the man of the house because his father had left him, he had to play games to earn $20 per game. He even started doing some crazy dunks in front of people in order to earn some more so he can put some food on the table for his family.
In 1979 he was the main attraction in Little Washington. A true winner. When he started playing in college, reporters followed him and everybody chased him for an autograph. After he entered the NBA he became a star.
Money was no issue. He was buying his sister whatever she pleased. He would take her anyway she wanted. He was truly an attractive young player in every sense of the word with a passion for winning.
But you know what? He will never be remembered for that. He will always remain a spectacular dunker of the old days. The guy who paved the way for high flyers like Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant or even MJ.
I remember doing an interview with Hal Wissel one time for my other site and I asked him, what is the most important thing that you have to know if you wanna be ready for the NBA? Without hesitating, he said…
Being great at one thing.
Because that’s what they say in the NBA.
So, it is up to you to find out what is your natural talent that you can cultivate and develop. What is your strength that you can work on. Become aware of that and use it to your advantage.