First and foremost READ. Not that silly on-the-computer stuff. A real book. Screw TV. Most of it is crap and it turns your mind to goo. In other words, it makes you a Laker fan (no BS)
Just because something is popular it doesn't mean it's right. As a matter of fact it usually isn't.The following is NOT a "who's the best ever" comment but a business point.
If you ask anyone who's the best ever they will say "MJ". This has nothing to do with his ability. (He may be) It's called "MARKETING" It's a COMERCIAL for NIKE SHOES. When ignorant people are told over and over that something's true they belive it. They haven't ever heard of the other GREAT player of the past. They know only what they've been told. "Ali ws the Greatest ever" Was he? How about Joe Louis who probably would have beaten him and Rocky, who was undefeated. Most Ali fans never heard of them. Nike sold A LOT of shoes by MAKING "MJ" the GREATEST--- Greatest what? The greatest basketball product ever. We CTB's know enough to tell a cow pie from a chocolate brownie and can intelligently can discuss why INDIANAPOLIS NATIVE "the Big O" was the best. Does this sound like LAL? Don't dispair
It takes stones to stand up for what you believe but it pays off. One of the great things about being thought of as a loser is surprise. People won't take you seriously then you stab them in the back when they're not looking. This could win 5 games. There is/was a biography of Jackie Robinson. Try hard to find it. It's worth the read.