How to Become a Basketball Star

The Basketball Guide by: Shea Zbrozek

Famous Pro's

“3,2,1, SWISH., MICHAEL JORDAN BEATS THE BUZZER AND WINS THE GAME FOR THE BULLS!”



“Here comes a fast break, SCORE, LEBRON DUNKS ON JASON TERRY!”


“KOBE BRYANT BRINGING IT UP THE COURT HE PULLS UP FOR THREE, 3,2,1, SWISH HE BEATS THE BUZZER AND WINS THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST THE PACERS, WHAT A SHOT.


Those are 3 famous players. LeBron is the best player in the world right now and he still plays in the NBA.

Michael Jordan is the best player who has ever played but he is retired now. Kobe Bryant was the best shooter in the world and he still plays right now in the NBA.


Famous Pro’s

LeBron James is famous because he went straight from Middle School to the NBA and he is now the best player in the basketball world. Michael Jordan is famous because he was in High School and didn’t make the basketball team when he was a freshman but he got drafted the next year to the NBA and became the best player who has ever played the game. Kobe Bryant went to the NBA when he was 19 and became the greatest scorer in NBA history.

Day to Day Life of Famous NBA Players

Famous NBA players live in mansions, they work really hard and play like they never have before. Day after day, NBA players get better. They may work on their dribbling skills for a whole day. Then the next day they will work on shooting or passing etc.

Some of the famous players that are retired live on there own or with family. Some are now owners or coaches of different teams. Some of the famous players that are still in the NBA practice about every day. About only 3 times a month that they get a day off. It is either a game day or a practice. Then a day off every week and a half or so. Most are probably in a game or practice right now as we speak.


Professionals In The Field

Some of the retired pro’s that made lots and lots of money (The famous/great players) are Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Jason Kidd, Dennis Rodman, Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, Larry Bird, Steve Nash, and Magic Johnson. Some famous players that are still playing are LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Tim Duncan, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, and Jimmy Butler. If you are a point guard like Steph Curry and Derrick Rose then I would work on Ball Handling. If you are a shooting guard like Jimmy Butler or Kobe Bryant, I would work on shooting. Lastly, if you are a post player, such as a center or power forward, I would do drills on post moves, and lay-ups.

How They Did it and Why

Those are why basketball stars are who they are right now. They work hard and practice day after day and never stop improving your game. Some day, I believe that anyone can become like them.