The Dallas Mavericks star guard Kyrie Irving was asked about what goes into the preparation that enables him to do something like return from injury and look in rhythm:
“Well, you’re usually there, right? Early watching [my pre-game on-court workouts]. I don’t think it’s any extra science or anything like that, but it comes down to being intentional about my reps. I could sit at home or be on the court and be like, ‘I wish my foot felt as great as it has all season,’ but it’s just not the reality.
“Just taking my reps out there on the floor and being efficient in the opportunities I have. It’s not the first time I’ve played with an injury or anything like that. Just keep pushing and keep getting rehab and recovery to put myself in the best position.”