Everybody wants to be a beast until it's time to do what real beast do...
LeBron James spends $1.5 million per year on extra training and recovery outside his team (diet, workouts, treatments) which allowed him to earn $90 million in 2019 alone.
This past week I got to watch a couple of high school games, both girls and boys, and I got to admit it was hard to watch.
The engagement of the players, as well as their knowledge of the game and the skill set of most of them was definitely not on a varsity level.
Most of the professional athletes can't afford not to train in the off season. Showing up to the preseason training camp unprepared will lead into limited minutes, possible trade or even injuries.
Unfortunately majority of young athletes lack professionalism, and as soon as the season is over will not train or workout until next season, or until their coach tells them to.
Getting better doesn't necessarily mean spending $1.5 million like James does. Pushups, situps and pullups in your room, will only cost your time. Making 100 shots a day will cost you 15 minutes, and improving your ball control might take another 5 minutes.
The sooner you realize that success and minutes on the court are earned and not given the better the chance for you to play basketball pass high school.
Coach P. Basketball - Training Athletes to Victory