Sometimes the best things are the ones you don’t see coming at all.

How many times have you been excited by the blockbuster movie set to come out, the new highly promoted television show about to debut or the high-end electronic that the internet has been abuzz about only to be completely and utterly disappointed? If you're like me, probably more times than you can count even with all your fingers and toes.

Goran Dragic sat in front of his locker, surrounded by reporters. His ankle was still a swirl of colors after yet another sprain. His ribs were still aching after a 76th game (not counting exhibitions or 20-plus international games last summer) of elbows taken from defenders trying to slow him down. His eyes were still bloodshot because he has a son with the usual sleeping habits of a five-month-old.

In that state, he told the reporters that he hadn’t done enough.

hus·tle / verb: Obtain by forceful action or persuasion.

self·less / adjective: Concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own; unselfish.

lead·er·ship / noun: The action of leading a group of people or an organization.

Tuck / noun: Hustle, personified.

. . .

Ignore the numbers.

Forget, the seven double-doubles he tallied over his last 30 games (11 total on the season) while posting averages of 10.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.7
steals per game.

Pages