Mental Buckets Recap: Anthony Bennett

Mental Buckets Recap: Anthony Bennett

February 26, 2021

By Ellie Lieberman

Five-star recruit out of high school. Number one pick in the NBA Draft. Too quiet to lead. These are all labels that Anthony Bennett has worn through the years. After listening to this episode of Mental Buckets, it will become clear that Bennett is a fighter. He's overcome injury, ignored the doubters, and continuously worked to sustain a pro career in the NBA, the G-League, and internationally. Learn more about the fire that continues to drive Bennett towards basketball success, and the veteran players who've supported him, regardless of what challenges he's faced with.

Bennett discusses overcoming these obstacles, and especially the perception of him, in his conversation with Packie and Mike. He remembers the ups and downs of his basketball career thus far, such as the games he felt unstoppable.

“Honestly I can’t even really describe it. We’re not gonna get dogged, you know, on TV,” Bennett said of his UNLV vs Cal game in college in which he had 25 points. “Everybody had that same mentality. It’s just you gotta go out there and fight.”

More than anything, he gets candid about the ins and outs of life as a pro hooper, and what it takes day in and day out, to maintain success, a healthy lifestyle, and mental strength. Tune into this must-listen episode of Mental Buckets.




Also in News

Aaron Gordon Mental Buckets Recap
Aaron Gordon Mental Buckets Recap

May 07, 2021

Denver Nuggets’ Aaron Gordon is more than a professional athlete. He was a heralded recruit out of the Bay Area, a star at University of Arizona, and the 4th overall pick in the NBA draft. Through a diligent work ethic, mindfulness, and a strong support system he is leaving a remarkable legacy. A steady self-awareness coupled with an eagerness to always get better allows Gordon to continuously push himself in workouts and as an activist. He runs a non-profit, takes on different roles on the court, and started a media company, demonstrating to the next generation everyone's potential is unlimited.

Read More

Meet UPB Digital Content Creator, Max Gilberg
Meet UPB Digital Content Creator, Max Gilberg

May 01, 2021

Max Gilberg’s “Scary Hours” video of Jordan Poole in the UPB gym is a dynamic one minute mixtape showcasing the high-flying guard’s latest work on the court. The video runs for about a minute, and has garnered over 12.7k on social media. Gilberg estimates that he put close to eight hours into that video from conception to release, and actually won a video competition from it. But, even the sheer amount of work can’t epitomize just how much Gilberg lives, breathes, and eats content creation. After talking to him for just a few minutes, it’s clear how passionate he is about what he does. 

Read More

Always working, never satisfied: Meet Clair Steele
Always working, never satisfied: Meet Clair Steele

April 24, 2021

There’s one particular exercise Clair Steele will never forget from UPB. And that’s Packie’s famous five-minute plank that would be thrown in at the end of workouts. Clair Steele used to dread those planks. 

Read More