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Another vote for relentless practice

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Remember the old saw that 90% of success is just showing up?

Well, it’s proven once again by a Chicago Bulls basketball player who denied himself cable and Internet so he could focus on training in the off-season.

Fourth-year wing Jimmy Butler has emerged as the Bulls’ best player, as of last fall posting career-highs of 20.8 points on 49.7% shooting with 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

Butler had been poised for a breakout season. To make sure it happened, he and his friends rented a house last summer and led a Spartan existence: no cable, no Internet.

“Whenever we got bored, all we would do is go to the gym. We’d eat, sleep and go to the gym. We’d go three times a day because we didn’t have anything else to do.”

Apparently, it worked.

— Adapted from “The Chicago Bulls’ Breakout Star Went All Summer Without Cable And Internet So He Would Train More,” William Scott Davis, Business Insider.

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