Originally Posted by SpursFan FoLife
I'm pretty sure the majority of pro athletes put family before the game. I doubt it has that big of an impact on their game.
1) The majority of pro atheletes aren't playing for a championship contender, and of those who are, few are the centerpiece of their team.
2) You can't really make a blanket statement on how family affects career, it's different for each player and their unique situation.