Sports Performance Programs - Great Sports Feats

A sports performance program gives athletes the mental training to perform well under any circumstances. Whether the field of play is on the amateur or professional level, those individuals who take part in a results-oriented sports performance program will have the tools they need to achieve peak performance no matter how many obstacles or distractions they need to overcome.

Throughout the recent history of sports, several athletes have found their place in the athletic lore because of performance just like this. They played the game at the highest level despite the odds being stacked against them.

Here is a look at some of the greatest against-all-odds performances from the annals of basketball history.

Willis Reed returns from a badly injured leg
Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals pitted Reed’s Knicks against the Los Angeles Lakers. Reed had been announced as unable to play because of severe leg injuries – include torn muscles in his thigh – and the Knicks prepared to carry on without him, their best player. But before the game, in act of pure courage, Reed came down the tunnel at Madison Square Garden and limped on to the court. He then miraculously scored several baskets for the Knicks before succumbing to the injury. But his team had all the inspiration it needed, and they went on to crush the Lakers for the Championship.

Michael Jordan plays with the flu
Entering the NBA Finals of 1997, it seemed that there was little Michael Jordan to further cement his legacy as the greatest basketball player of all time. But then he was stricken with a severe case of the flu the night before Game 5. Barely unable to stand in the moments preceding the game, Jordan received fluids via IV and hobbled onto the court where he would score 38 points and lead the Chicago Bulls to victory over the Jazz. Being helped off the court by his running mate Scottie Pippen remains one of the most indelible images in NBA history.


Derrick Fisher returns after his daughter’s cancer surgery
Derrick Fisher was an integral part of the Utah Jazz team that reached the 2007 NBA playoffs. But in the days before Game 2, Fisher and his wife learned that their young daughter suffered from a rare form of eye cancer from which would require immediate surgery. Fisher missed the bulk of that second game, staying as long as possible with his daughter in New York after the operation. Once he knew she was stable, he hopped on a plane and headed for the game, where miraculously and with the weight of the world on his shoulders, he would hit key shots down the stretch than won the day for the Jazz.

Moonview Sanctuary helps athletes meet or exceed their own expectations in any situation. The sports performance program at Moonview creates winning attitudes at both the professional and amateur levels. For more information about how Moonview use the psychology of sport and Holistic practices to improve performance, contact the Optimal Peak Performance center today.

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