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Anthony Lamb: A story of great resilience

Are you a resilient person?

For those of you in the Rochester, NY area, make sure you tune in to watch the Warriors the next time they play.  You will see one of our own having success.  If you are a coach, you know there is nothing better than the success of former players.  For me, seeing what Anthony Lamb (2016 Greece Athena grad) is doing makes me incredibly proud.  He has shown resilience unlike anyone else I have ever coached.  Currently getting regular minutes with the defending champion, Golden State Warriors, Anthony has worked very hard to get to where he is today.  Going undrafted out of Vermont, in and out of the G-League, multiple 10-day contracts, and now having success along side Steph Curry.  In the #CJJblog this week, I give you some things we can learn from his journey.  Enjoy.

  • Dream big.  Do you have lofty goals or dreams?  Great!  Anthony always had the dream of playing in the NBA, and is now living out that dream.
  • CANEI.  Constant and never-ending improvement.  Anthony is the epitome of first in, last out and with that drive to succeed, he is now an NBA regular.  Pretty remarkable.
  • Leading by example.  Anthony has always put the team first and had a great work ethic.  Do your team members do the same?
  • Winning.  What goes into a winning culture?  Having won in high school and in college at Vermont, Anthony knows what it takes to contribute to a winning culture.  Is your team doing the little things and putting in the necessary work to win?
  • Adapt and grow.  In order to have a place in the NBA, you need to carve out a role and grow your skillset.  For Anthony, it was developing his 3-point shooting.  It’s still early in the season, but he is currently averaging nearly 9ppg while shooting 58.5% from the field, 50% from three (13-for-26) and has a True Shooting % of .744 (Steph Curry’s is currently .704).
  • Drive.  Having drive is all about being great at the things you can control.  How is your attitude?  Are you someone who thinks in terms of We over Me?

Did You Know?  Check out this recent interview with Anthony on his journey after the Warriors defeated the Cavs 106-101 on November 11th (Anthony had 10 pts and 4 rebounds while playing 23 minutes)

Life Tip #32: The harder you work, the luckier you get

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