Originally Posted by Burgz V2
its always difficult to break out of how other players perceive your ability.
the best way to do it is to always play hard, eventually people will respect you more and more for that, will allow you to take more liberties in a game
Yep, there is a certain amount of freedom that is earned through rebounding and defense in pick-up games. Normally I can tell when I don't quite have it and those are the days when I try to set more picks, move a lot, rebound, defend, etc. Honestly, those days are some of the most satisfying.