Success is not an accident. Great players don’t become great over night or by some freak accident. Yes some players do win the genetic lottery and end up with god given gifts that others might not possess. But that doesn’t mean anything though the players that are at the top of the basketball universe put their heart and soul into the game of basketball. They work it every single day for endless hours, they are always finding new ways to get better, and are always in pursuit of basketball perfection. Yes some people are born with a great amount of size, skill and speed but in order to maximize those thing and get to the top of the basketball universe and stay their it requires an endless amount of work, knowledge, understanding and passion. If you know the story of Steph Curry you know that he was not always the baby faced assassin with the picture perfect jump shot. He was once a scrawny, no named kid with key division one offers and a less than perfect jump shot. But he decided to dedicate him self and his life to the game of basketball, spend a whole summer rebuilding his shooting motion to what became the picture perfect motion that we know today and now he is regarded as the greatest shooter to ever pick up a basketball. Additionally, one cannot talk about work ethic and the game of basketball without talking about the workethic of one Kobe Bryant. Their have been reports that Kobe in the summer time spends 8-10 hours a day working on basketball related activities (ie. weighlifting, plyrometrics, shooting and conditioning). He is widely renounced as having the greatest work ethic in NBA history. So when the lights are on and it is time to perform is there any question as too why Kobe makes the impossible look easy? No it is because of his work ethic and dedication to the game. Success is not an accident. It is a decision, a lifestyle, a movement. Success is something that you obsess over once you get your first taste. It is something you fall in love with and chase everyday.