John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding | TED Talks

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| October 14th, 2017 | 2,243 Views

John Wooden wanted to “abolish the dunk,” he hated “the one and done rule,” he supposedly was “disgusted” by Allen Iverson and pretty much disliked everything else I liked about basketball. With that said, I have all the respect in the world for the “Wizard of Westwood” – he also hated that nickname.

Here’s a great vid of him on the always entertaining and thought-provoking TED Talk series.

Via TED:  With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom.

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