Quick comment on reading. To become a true baller, reading is key. You may think it’s boring or not part of the game, but it is. Skills aren’t everything. Being knowledgeable of the game is just an important as having skills because what’s the use of having skills if you don’t know how to use them properly?
People have been playing basketball for a long time. Everyone's made mistakes. Some large and others small. It's best for you as a basketball player to learn from others mistakes and not from your own. You own mistakes will slow down your growth as a basketball player. But, if you can read about others mistake you can avoid making them yourself. Or if you're in a situation in basketball, on or off the court, you can learn from others experiences and help you grow as a person and player.