Straight forward, and nothing bad about that. I play basketball regularly. After reading this book, it REALLY encouraged me to practice more to become a better baller. Larry Bird mentions that he wasn't gifted with ups, but he practiced his tail off to compensate for his weaknesses. Bird also mentions and I quote, "I play the game to have have that one moment where I just take over the game..." That and his work ethic served as a foundation for me to aspire to become good at basketball. In fact, the form of my jumpshot is emulated/dedicated to him. Thank you Larry Bird.