There is no ‘lighter’ feeling than victory. Victory makes your faults subside. It takes away your stupid decisions, your missed shots, your careless turnovers, your arguments with your coach, and your moments of nervousness. Victory frees you from the pressure to be the best, not just from the critics who hate you, and fans who love you, but also the pressure within yourself. Victory makes you free to be who you are and enjoy it at the top of the pedestal.