Monthly Archives: February 2011

Developing a winning psychology

Aging baby boomers have to look for new ways to win. The easiest way is to redefine success. If you can’t score 20 points, tell yourself you’re a defensive ace.  If you score four points and your man gets two, … Continue reading

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Athletes indulge their sense of entitlement

My wife assures me that I’m not an old curmudgeon. I’m just a fine human being with high standards, she said, before launching into her own complaints about people with an exalted sense of entitlement. These are the folks who … Continue reading

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Basketball injuries take their toll

  Rick Yamada, dribbling, received nine stitches. Coincidences are in the air. Here’s a note I received from Harold Arimoto, the commissioner of the 50+ Senior Asian Basketball League in Sacramento.   On last Sunday night’s practice, two players had a … Continue reading

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Technical fouls sabotage team effort

Never a dull moment with the Smither-ereens. After three straight defeats by a combined total of 57 points, my team in the CAC Winter Basketball League won its first game. Not only that, we did it with only four players … Continue reading

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Do you need those ankle wraps and knee braces?

When is it time to stand on your own two feet? When do you throw away the knee braces, the foot pads or the ankle wraps that keep an old body in the game despite injuries? “You don’t,” said one … Continue reading

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