Different people have a passion for different games. We are not talking about only liking of the game due to which you select your favourite team and support it. Or you just get yourself a jersey or the team you are supporting. Or you just play it every now and then to lighten up your mood. Passion is something when you crave something to the extent you want that specific thing your life forever. You want your names called beside it and you literally start living for it and work hard and hard and even fight against the fate until it gives you your dream. This high level of passion is what you need first and foremost to become a basketball player and all the other things will come along the way because of your powerful passion.
The next thing is getting yourself all the things you need for your practice. Few of them are indoor basketball hoop, basketball gear, basketball pump in case your ball gets punctured and you need a new one instead refill the air in the old one and save some bills for yourself. Keep all these things at your home so you can practice whenever you want wherever you want. Get yourself in the best basketball training center or academy you could find or more importantly find a coach that can bring out the best in you so you can become the best in the future because a good coach not only train you he will also oil the fire of passion inside you to keep you motivated towards your goal and never let it go out. He will work with you like he is working for his own goals and walk the path with you until you reach your destination and he will be the standing in the front row clapping and cheering for you when you are standing at the position you are desiring for so long.
Self-motivation is also another thing you must include in your daily routine and inspire yourself by watching and observing the struggle of the most successful players in history is the NBA. Learn the lessons from their experiences and struggles and make them your inspiration. Give yourself some alone time and imagine yourself as a successful basketball player and imagine just like you are inspiring yourself now from watching someone else’s life there will be someone else motivating himself by watching and observing your life and your struggles. All you need for becoming a great player is already inside you. You just have to find it and polish it and then when you live your dreams start working for the dreams of your juniors and open up a training academy and supply them everything they need decent basketball gear, outdoor and indoor basketball hoop and all the other facilities they need. Most importantly give them your experience and the lessons you have learned from your experiences.