BeAwesome: Tired of Losing
Tired of Losing
In sports. You have a winner and a loser. You can’t win them all. And hopefully you do not lose them all as well. I believe that the stories on individuals working hard at their crafts and developing their skills, are what fans miss out on. Someone new to the league see’s an individual that is skilled and assumes they are gifted. Or assumes this so called“talent” comes from thin air. Or is so enormously God like. (Don’t get me wrong, I believe in God) but these individuals were not born this way. Hard work is what helped them succeed. They decided to work harder than everyone else.
I was never a big KG fan (Kevin Garnett ) but I do love basketball and I respect hard work and dedication. I talk about what I know. From personal experiences and from what I read. For those of you who do not follow basketball. I will give you a little breakdown. Minnesota is no hot head for sports. It is not a big name professionals want to go. Better yet, the average person in general (Normally doesn’t) pick Minnesota as their first and favorite destination on a holiday either. Nothing against Minnesota (Sorry).
A high school kid from South Carolina tried to (I think he did to a certain extent) change the atmosphere in a city. What do you have to lose? Fresh out of high school. And a million dollar franchise is giving you the team. And asking you to do what ever it takes to make them a title contender. Now although, he was well crafted and an obvious superstar from the beginning, the rest of the league slowly moved past them each year. Minnesota made playoffs seven straight seasons (97-03). Which is an accomplishment itself. But in life, when things keep re-appearing we start to want more. How do we get more?
We work harder.In 2004 KG had said, “I am tired of losing”. Everyone started to see the teenage boy now grown into a man. He was awarded the leagues best player. His team also made it pass the first round of the playoffs for the first time. Unfortunately, his goal of winning a championship was still cut short in the NBA finals. As his franchise struggled repeatedly in giving Mr. Granett some well-deserved help, 12 years later he had nothing else to give this organization. Can you really blame him? After 12 years.
Before the 2007 NBA campaign started, KG decided to part ways with Minnesota. He was traded to the Boston Celtics. One year later. Kevin Garnett is an NBA Champion
Now a lot of things in life can be handed to you. Some individuals do not have to work as hard as you to get what you want, or where you want to be. This is for a number of reasons. But never underestimate the power of hard work and dedication. This story is a testament to that. When you give so much. And put in so much work. Believe you will be blessed in return. 12years spent. To get one championship. I bet this is a magnificent feeling. As Mr. KG once said “Anything is possible!!!