Learn From Former NBA Star Kendall Gill
Many years ago I sold basketball books and videos on my website. One day back then I was looking at the names of the people who had purchased some of my products. One of the names I ran across was, Kendall Gill. I thought to myself, the only Kendall Gill I know plays in the NBA, and at the time he played for the Minnesota Timberwolves. So I thought that it was pretty cool that a pro player purchased a couple videos off my site.
A couple weeks later I get this phone call and the man on the other line said: “Hi Sandy, I know who you are. Do you know who I am? My name is Kendall Gill.” He said, “I’ve been in the NBA for 12 years and this summer I am dedicating my summer to learning how to handle the basketball better because I want to be able to hang with the younger guys.” He continued, “I purchased some of your tapes, and they helped me out a lot, but I was wondering if you could give me some one-on-one lessons.”
I thought to myself, “Wow, this guy makes a lot of money, he’s in the NBA, yet he’s asking me — a woman — to help him handle the basketball better.” But more importantly I thought, “This guy is a winner. He’s established in the NBA, for the most part he could just go through the motions, but he wants to get better and it doesn’t matter that I’m a woman, he feels that I can help him improve.”
It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to play basketball or an NBA player like Kendall Gill, you can always learn more from coaches, parents and others who may be more skilled. Kendall Gill’s work ethic is definitely something to admire. If Kendall can learn how to handle the ball better, so can you.