WHEN YOU’RE IN THE ZONE, YOU SHUT OUT EVERYTHING ELSE, AND CONTROL THE UNCONTROLLABLE. An excerpt from RELENTLESS: From Good to Great to Unstoppable, by Tim S. Grover Quiet, dark, alone. Always alone, even in a crowd, even when you’re surrounded by an entire arena of fans screaming your name. Alone in your head, alone […]

Is LeBron a Cleaner?

If you’ve read RELENTLESS, and you’re familiar with the characteristics for Coolers, Closers, and Cleaners, you won’t be surprised that I’m constantly asked which players fit which category.  Among NBA players, I get more questions about LeBron  James than about any other player, probably since I wrote in the original hardcover book (in 2013) that […]

BLOG: Drinking is easy. Winning is not.

I’m often asked if I “allow” my players to drink alcohol. I’ll be honest: They don’t need my permission. They’re pro athletes who have to make their own decisions about how to protect their bodies and careers. These are grown adults, and like many adults, they like to relax once in a while; they’re no […]

Sports Illustrated column: There is no offseason

As the NFL season opens, you can go through every roster and point to the “You Gotta Be Kidding Me” injuries: Hamstring issues, quad strains, calf strains, groin pulls…you gotta be kidding me.  The NFL season ended  last January, you had five months before training camp in July. What were you doing? If you trained […]