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Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With Virtual Play

Posted in New Posts, News on December 11th, 2012 by Troy Miles

You’re beginning to notice there’s something about this Virtual Play stuff (Can’t quite put your finger on it?). Yet something draws you to it–especially if you’ve been anywhere near enough to witness its impact on players firsthand. More and more people are discovering the benefits of Virtual Play as a martial arts form of basketball. Organized optimization is becoming the blueprint for the new millennium player.

“Troy Miles knows what he is talking about people. The lessons you can learn from him personally, the Virtual Game of Basketball blogs and the book will not only benefit you on the court, but off. You may be thinking “does this stuff really work?”, well as a former D-I athlete who spent hours in the gym with Troy I can personally tell you it does work, and it works really well…”

Garrison Carr –Former Patriot League MVP



The word is steadily getting out there. Book sales have risen dramatically since the summer and quietly I’ve sold books in 23 countries. Still, I’m expecting “The Virtual Game of Basketball” to be the #1 basketball book on the planet. It’s the way…at least a way to a quantum leap forward as a ball player–even if your a top player.

It’s starting to sink in to those in the immediate “Virtual” vicinity. Other players and coaches are starting to recognize that there’s something different about a Virtual Player (VP). No way around the fact that, whoever embraces  the principles of Virtually seems to get waaaaay better– rather quickly.  Read more »

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What Now? (Journey For Growth & Development)

Posted in New Posts, News on October 8th, 2012 by Troy Miles

So you’ve hit a plateau and don’t quite know where to go? Well it’s not as bad for you as it is a pro… trust me, I know. 


As a youngster I never quite understood when I would see a martial artist in the park going through exercises in slow motion. I thought, “He’ll never fight in slow motion”. Fortunately I understand now that it is less about the speed at which you train and more about the precision of technique in each frame of movement.

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If Only I knew

Posted in New Posts, News on September 4th, 2010 by Troy Miles

If only I knew something about basketball.  I wish I did, but how could I? It just wasn’t in the cards. Sure my dad’s mentor,  coach A.B Calvin  was a Hall of Fame Coach at Scipio A. Jones High School in North Little Rock, Arkansas and also a staunch fundamentalist.  However, he really didn’t know that much and he certainly didn’t teach anyone anything.    He traveled the country visiting camps and picking the brains of such luminaries as Henry Iba and other top coaches of that era.  You would think he would have put all that information to good use.  I still don’t understand how he won all those state championships.  The competition in Arkansas at the time must have been awful- at least amongst the all-black ranks.

It’s a shame he never transferred any knowledge to my dad (Eddie Miles).   My dad’s a big guy, maybe he could have been pretty good.  I’m not saying a  college All-American or NBA all-star, but decent?    Maybe had he known something or somebody, perhaps it might have worked out for him? Too bad. I’m a little “salty” about it,  because had  things been different,   I might have some legitimate pedigree.  Hell, I might have been one of the Barry boys or Danny Ferry even.  Imagine if I’d  have been privy to quality information growing up, instead of the crap I was fed all those years? What a waste.  Maybe I could have been a player too. It would have been nice to play high school ball and even better to have earned  a scholarship some place…@#%!  Life just isn’t fair.

I can’t think of anything I would have rather done.  I really love this game. I’m so passionate about basketball, I’m certain that with the right lineage and guidance, I could have done something special inside the game.  Okay, maybe not as a player, but surely as a coach or teacher.  As it is, I’ve written a book on basketball (“The Virtual Game of Basketball”). But what could I possibly know- especially about something so technical or “Hi-Sci” (highly scientific)?.  I mean, it’s not like I’ve been hanging out at Holiday Inns or anything.  I’m definitely not Einstein’s child or the son any other smart white guy.     If  that was the case, maybe I could be “Manningesque” or like Don Nelson’s boy- as far as credibility is concerned. Even then,  I might still be considered a fool… but I doubt I’d qualify as a damn fool.

It’s hard.  Sometimes I can’t help but think, what if things were different. It sure would be nice to have black kids listen to me.  But who am I kidding.  We’re from the same sub-culture,  I can’t fool them, they know I don’t know @#$! I mean, you can’t change the spots of a leper.  But imagine if  all the time and energy I’ve spent compiling  information translated into something of value for someone here in the states.

As it is now, I have to stay off Facebook and other social mediums.  I’m  bombarded daily with  questions from players outside of the US about my material.  How idiotic of  these types to put  themselves at the mercy of my answers and low-level information.  No wonder the US players are the intellectual giants  around the world of basketball.  European players are  frickin’ clueless. They’re just lucky they have superior athletes.  Otherwise they wouldn’t stand a chance against our players.

I swear. If I knew something about this game,  I would try hard to share the wealth.  I would exhaust myself trying to move players forward.  Really I would.  I’d proposition players of all ages and all levels – all the time.  I’d live at the gym and be willing to teach anyone willing to learn, regardless of what they thought about me.  I really would try to be the bigger person and  “tee tee my dub” (try to make it work).


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Where Did He Go?

Posted in New Posts, News on August 29th, 2010 by Troy Miles

In 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball, which at the time was the only Major sport in the country open to all races.   By 1948 the Chicago-based  Harlem Globetrotters, although not a member of the the BAA (the precursor to the NBA) were considered, along with the Minneapolis Lakers, the top basketball team on the planet.

Harlem Globetrotters

On February 19, 1948, the two teams met before a packed house at Chicago Stadium.  In the end the Globetrotters won on a last second shot 61 to 59. One year later (February 28th) the Trotters again defeated the World Champion Lakers 49 to 45.


During the summer of 1949, the National Basketball League and Basketball Association of America merged to form the National Basketball Association. Of greater significance, however, was the integration of the NBA, as the Boston Celtics drafted the first Black player  Chuck Cooper of Duquesne. Read more »

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Give ’em the Rhythm

Posted in New Posts, News on August 13th, 2010 by Troy Miles

The rhythm is the beat and perhaps the most important element in music.  It drives the players forward. It can be even or uneven, steady or unsteady, but always has a certain tempo.  Basketball, just as in music, demands that you be in tune to the rhythm of the game in every circumstance of play.  Understanding when to be fast or when to be slow allows you to operate freely inside your skill sets, yet in harmony with other individuals and the overall game action- just like jazz players or other musicians at the Symphony, perhaps.

Gustavo Dudamel

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