Yes, I’m biased, but I love Nick Collison. He’s pushing ten years in the NBA and, while he was a great college player, I’m not sure anyone expected that kind of pro career for him. And I’ve always enjoyed his thoughtful take on things.
He is blogging for GQ magazine on what life is like for a role-player in the NBA. His latest entry addresses finding your niche. It’s something every player who gets drafted should read, because not everyone turns into the next LeBron.
This is where a little perspective and being secure in yourself can go a long way. If you have perspective, you will realize that your job totally rules. You get paid a huge salary to play basketball. You will be part of the 1 percent. You will get your summers off. You will be encouraged to take naps most days.