There’s a quote that has been seen framed and affixed to the wall in more than one NBA locker room, and it describes perfectly the level of hard work and consistency that’s required to succeed in just about anything, but especially in professional sports.
The Stonecutter’s Credo, attributed to Jacob Riis, was first used by Gregg Popovich and the Spurs organization as a mantra to motivate the team’s players, and has since been adopted by others in Popovich’s coaching tree.
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Under Armour chose this to describe the work that Stephen Curry put in to achieve MVP status, and had 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell read the inspirational words in their MVP-tribute spot.