Hard work always beats talent, if talent doesn’t work HARD. Hard work and practice are key to success. Success is not given, it is earned when you give your best in the field, on the track, on the ground, in the gym. When you play in the game like it’s your last game and giving your 100% on the ground that shows the attitude of playing a game.
Basketball is a game that is full of excitement, it is about flying, running, walking and achieving the set targets by deceiving the opponents. Today we are talking about one of the talented, gifted and brilliant players of Basketball, who has always given his 100% while playing the game, who have earned his name and fame with hard-working, struggle and crazy attitude towards his game. Yes, we are talking about Alexendar-Abou-Akl, he is also prominent with his nickname Smilez. He was born in December 1992. His birthplace is Scarborough, Canada. His height is 6 feet 1 inch and the uniform number is 11.
Smilez has a lucrative personality and a wonderful way to play the game that attracts many peoples towards his game. He has more than 5900 followers on twitter. He entered the 2018 NBA draft but was not selected, resulting in playing out in Lebanon alongside ex NBA players, in the highest division of Basketball.
Smilez signed the first Pro Basketball contract with Antonine Basketball club out in Lebanon. It was a proud moment for him, and he was excited to share the news with his fans. He always believes in the beauty of his dreams. He followed the track and learned that “NEVER GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS”.
Smilez thanked God for giving him an opportunity at his best time when it was much needed. He found many difficulties and tough times during his Journey, but he never gave up and worked harder to achieve his desired goals. He gives the credit to the family, his brother for their support during the journey. Smilez also announced the second Pro contract of playing his upcoming season 2018-2019 with Altas Ferzol Club out in Lebanon.
Smilez 2 years ago said that Sometimes things do not go according to the Plan but never be disappointed. Come up with higher energy and more preparation to hit the target. A difficult time is the best learning time that helps you learn a lot and it prepares you harder to achieve the typical task.
Smilez grace nature shows the loving attitude to play the game with Fifth Grader from Antonine School. He feels very happy to share his experience to help the youngster and seeing the smile on their faces. It also encourages the youth when you play with them, coaches them.
Smilez has a great love and passion for the game. His dedication to his work made him today one of the best basketball players. Every day, it is a challenge for someone to be the best version of yourself. With the passage of time, his efforts and struggle made him achieve his set goals and targets.
The favorite quotation of Smilez is “The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success”.
Smilez is one of Rising Star of a Basketball game. He is a source of Motivation and Inspiration for the Youth. His personality and playing style attract many peoples and his way of playing increases the excitement in the Game. The players like smilez who know the value of hard work, teamwork, commitment, and sacrifice that makes their team feel great and proud.