I honestly didn’t know much about Chris Copeland until seeing him blow up recently on the Knicks . From the few times I’ve watched him play, he looks long, lanky, and awkward. Nonetheless, he finds ways to score and gets in the right place at the right time. The one aspect of Chris that I latch onto (as described by Flinder Boyd in the article referenced below), is that Chris is constantly analyzing his game to the point where it can be detrimental to his play.
How many times have you been told to not think too much on the court? To play with your instinct and not your mind? As someone who is analytical in nature, I sympathize with Boyd’s description of Chris and the way he approaches the game. Perhaps it wasn’t Chris’ tendencies to over-analyze the game, but rather the evolution of his confidence that led him to where he is now. For all you ballers out there who think too much, this is a great read.
“His journey has helped me see how to break down the invisible barriers that so often restrict us from our true potential.” – Flinder Boyd