Jason Williams had more street in his game than anyone to ever play in the NBA. His highlights look like an AND1 Mixtape all by themselves. He made moves like the elbow pass and the behind-the-back bullet look so easy, you wonder why everyone couldn’t do it.
But streetball artistry takes as much discipline and practice as shooting free throws. As a high schooler in Belle, West Virginia, White Chocolate would take the keys to the gym, go in at night, tape a square against the wall and whip trick passes into it in every way imaginable. He’d do it and do it and do it until he got them right. Then he started wearing work gloves during practice until he had the ball on a string.
That’s the dedication it takes. Keep it in mind next time you go out to the playground and put a no-looker off your teammate’s ear.