A player is one who doesn’t give up at the sight of defeat,
But learns from their mistakes and puts them beneath.
A player is one who doesn’t give up at the sound of the buzzer,
Always giving what they have from one side of the court to the other.
A player is one who doesn’t whine about their playing time,
Because a player knows it’s an unacceptable crime.
A player is one who practices game-speed,
Always keeping in mind that their shots are not guaranteed.
A player is one who doesn’t settle for anything less,
Even knowing, that they’re not the best.
They will be the ones you see outside practicing,
Day or Night, Rain or shine,
They are the ones running on hurt ankles, admitting there fine.
A player is one who has a strong, sensible mind,
Never pondering about failing, only contemplating prevailing.
A player is one who doesn’t chicken out,
Who wants to be in the game when everything counts.
Now, that is a true player.
Author: Jessica Taylor