Heading to Michael Jordan’s Flight School basketball camp. This blog will return August 8 - undoubtedly, with some interesting camp stories.
Read on Wednesday’s Yardbarker site, a comedic interview between The Office’s Rainn Wilson and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin. Although most of the conversation was in a humorous vein, there were a few insightful moments. One, in particular, was about “playing on instinct.” When Wilson asked the Clips’ human highlight film if he ever thought about some of the moves he made, Griffin mentioned how he liked to play on instinct, about how commentators would make comments regarding guys “thinking too much.” He continued expounding on his ideas, mentioning how veteran guys who might have gotten slower can still be effective because their instincts are better.
The first thought that entered my mind was a quote from my friend and former boss, Jerry Tarkanian. It was a philosophy he used that worked quite well for decades in a incredibly successful career (which ought to have had him already inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame):
“The more players think, the slower their feet get.”