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P.J. Tucker: NBA players need 'selfless' approach to win

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by YOLO, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. YOLO

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    https://rocketswire.usatoday.com/2019/08/06/p-j-tucker-nba-players-need-selfless-approach-to-win/


    Entering his 14th season of professional basketball, Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker explained what he sees as the keys to NBA success in a new mini-documentary released Tuesday.

    The 14-minute video from CloseUp360, which focuses on NBA players and their impact off the court, primarily tracks Tucker’s global journey through basketball and fashion, as well as his enduring connection to European culture from his years playing abroad.

    But near the end of the show, Tucker — in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week at the USA Men’s Basketball National Team training camp to compete for a roster spot in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup — turns his attention back to basketball and the upcoming season.

    “I’m going into my 14th year, and there are still ways to get better,” said Tucker, now 34 years old. “Just getting better every single season, that’s always been my goal. … And still working to get better for my team as well. That’s huge.”

    Entering his third season in Houston, the versatile 6-foot-6 forward has long been known for his defensive ability, corner three-point shooting, and leadership qualities. In the documentary, Tucker shared what he views as key distinctions between personal success and team success at the NBA level.

    “You can be really good, but not good for your team,” Tucker said. “A lot of people won’t get that. In the NBA, to win, you’ve got to be good for your team and be able to be selfless. To give yourself up to win for the sake of the team. Everybody says that. It’s so easy to say that.”

    “Very few people do it, and very few people get it,” Tucker concluded. “But you have to have that to be really good in this league, and to win. So it’s something that I always look at and evaluate every season going in, and I try to get better and better every year.”


     
  2. Os Trigonum

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    hope he retires a Rocket
     
  3. topfive

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    Just not right before the season, like Biglydick did.
     
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    Is Tucker taking a shot at Fertitta's cheapness?
     
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    buy that man a guinness ...
     
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    This dude is underpaid as hell glad he's on our team tho
     
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    Doesn't exactly look like he's struggling, tho.
     
  8. YOLO

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    I don’t know but he sure is talking about melo though ;)
     
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    He’s 34. It will happen.
     
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    We, sports fans, need more PJ Tuckers. We Rox fans need more PJ Tuckers.
     
  11. Invisible Fan

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    Give him a spot as Assistant Swag Director
     
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    Remember all those turds hating on PJ? Quiet as hell now. Suck it chumps!
     
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    Is cheapness taking a shot at Tilman? Wrap your head around that!
     
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    I bet he is talking about Melo and not helping the team or warning wb not to box him out and play no d so he can pad steals or rebounds stats like in OKC
     
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    team goals rather than personal stats and accolades - what a concept...

    this thread could take a real ugly turn... lol
     
  17. LosPollosHermanos

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    I hope he comes back to coach. My favorite rocket of all time
     
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    Hint in the future, not past.

    Westbrook takes less shooting attempts and play off ball as a rocket.
     
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    Only if Westbrook and Melo only fans start posting here because the message was obviously directed at Melo in the past and Westbrook in the future
     
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    IB4 people say Tucker is taking shots at Harden.
     

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