Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness
James 1:3 ESV
Things will come your way when you are playing basketball. Some good, some bad, and some ugly things. You know that things will happen. Go into it happy to take them on. That doesn’t mean that you go out and let bad things happen to you. You will get elbowed and pushed, a screen might pick you off and hold onto a little in the process. Guys will fake you out and go past you and score. But in all the situations you realize that you are on a learning curve and you take it all on. The ref will blow calls, the ball will bounce the wrong way, the other guy will get away with carrying the ball over or shoving you in the back. It will happen. Deal with it. And as you gain experience, you will learn how to keep your cool. You will learn how to start overcoming some of these things. And through it all joy.