Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Well "Yippee!" and "Dabnabbit!"

Sherri Coale is back writing again (Yippee!) and no one bothered to tell me (Dabnabbit!). It just means I get to do some catch up reading over the holidays.

From her latest piece: The Write Space and Time: Nov. 23 Putting it back together.
Basketball is cumulative. And good basketball is dependent upon the soul being sticky enough to keep collecting . Players have to want to keep adding to the whole and they have to be able to. Accumulating is a layered skill. Until players can do certain things well enough to see what happens next, what happens next doesn't exist. Once it does exist, a whole new set of possibilities present themselves. The mental extrapolation can be mind boggling. And yet, that's the very simple recipe for how you, slowly but surely, get good.