Imagine being so determined that you believe you could have been “the best” at whatever sport you set your mind to. Imagine being so dedicated that you truly believe you would have been an ultimate success at whatever you chose to do. Imagine being so prepared that your preparation drives you insane. Imagine that even the one coach who didn’t see eye to eye with you calls your focus unparalleled. Imagine that you’re Ray Allen.
And then read Jackie McMullan’s piece about Allen’s drive, determination and quest for the NBA’s three-point record. It’ll be the best writing you’ll find all day.