Pivot Points: Talent and the Curse Of Expectations

Posted: 1st October 2009 by Hadarii Jones in NBA
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From the moment most of today's stars displayed an aptitude for basketball, an incredible burden was placed on their shoulders. As their promise grew, so did their burden, until they were like Atlas, bearing the weight of the world. What happened next is inevitableùeither they conquered their burden, or they were crushed underneath it. Talent can be like that because it's great if you're blessed with it. But talent can also be a curse if one is not prepared to handle the expectations that go along with possessing it. Kwame Brown is a prime example of talent that seems cursed. Brown became the first high school player to ever be drafted with the No. 1 pick. He was 6'11'', with a great physical build, and blessed with extraordinary athleticism. People thought that he was going to be an evol ...

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Pivot Points: Talent and the Curse Of Expectations

Posted: 1st October 2009 by Hadarii Jones in NBA
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From the moment most of today's stars displayed an aptitude for basketball, an incredible burden was placed on their shoulders. As their promise grew, so did their burden, until they were like Atlas, bearing the weight of the world. What happened next is inevitableùeither they conquered their burden, or they were crushed underneath it. Talent can be like that because it's great if you're blessed with it. But talent can also be a curse if one is not prepared to handle the expectations that go along with possessing it. Kwame Brown is a prime example of talent that seems cursed. Brown became the first high school player to ever be drafted with the No. 1 pick. He was 6'11'', with a great physical build, and blessed with extraordinary athleticism. People thought that he was going to be an evol ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by Hadarii Jones

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