Tips From Kyle Korver – Is Your Inner Circle Making You Better?

By Joe Haefner

Kyle Korver was the 2nd oldest player at the age of 33 to make his 1st all star appearance.

Prior to joining the Atlanta Hawks in 2012, he’d only started in 10 career games.

As Kyle mentions below, hard work, the right attitude, and surrounding yourself with the right people can help you achieve goals that others did not believe you could attain.

“I think there’s something to who knows what can happen when you put your heart and soul into something and do the daily work every day and try to be consistent and try to be open minded,” said Korver. “And surround yourself with people who can make you better. Who knows what can happen? It’s kind of a cool message, I suppose. There’s the saying: ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ I just try to be open minded and learn from it all.”

“It wasn’t always easy. There were a lot of hard moments and sometimes you learn from the end of the bench. Sometimes you learn from injuries. If you can keep a good attitude and keep on working eventually situations change and you can put those things to use.”

“I’ve always thought of myself as a basketball player. Shooting should always be what I do best, but I enjoy the whole game. I enjoy defense. I enjoy passing. I love setting screens. I like coming in and trying to block a shot on the weak side. I love x’s and o’s. I love working, For me, I’ve never thought of myself if I was labeled as a shooter, you can go and say whatever you want. I know that I love the whole game of basketball. So that’s what I’ve always believed in. Maybe now some people are changing their opinions a little bit and that’s great, but it really doesn’t matter because I have the most amazing job. I play basketball and I can keep working on getting better.”

3 Comments

  1. Hubertus von Heyden — February 20, 2015 @ 9:17 am

    Glad he did finaly get selected. Would have been such a disgrace for the NBA. This guy works his tail off and is personaly having a historic season. #witness

  2. R. Southard — March 19, 2015 @ 5:59 am

    May I ask for the source of this Kyle Korver interview/quote? I’d love to read or watch it in it’s entirety and share it with the players on our team.

  3. ted sapperstein — March 20, 2015 @ 6:33 am

    In response to comment 1 by Hubertus von Heyden — The Allstar game is an exhibition where your participation is voted on by people that dont observe your work daily work ethic—Their opinions are exactly that and mean nothing in a player’s development—-IMO anyone that puts any value in the Allstar process has missed the boat

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