The Tar Heels team players went back to the university and nobody had seen Jake doing that interview, Coach Guthridge knew that the team was prepared for the ACC tournament and so he gave everyone a two-day rest.
Afterward, they still had three more days to prepare before the first game of the ACC tournament, Jake would naturally not come home on those rest days and would only train with Yuen Woo-ping and also train with the basketball team after the rest.
Jake still had a lot to learn before the movie started, even if he learned all the martial arts moves that he would have to use in the movie he would take a long time to train using that move so he wouldn't make mistakes when using the cables.
So Yuen Woo-ping taught Jake the movements for a few hours and then trained with Jake for a few hours so that he could better learn what Yuen Woo-ping had taught him.
The most important thing was that it was difficult for Jake to do a Sparring with Yuen Woo-ping¸ because the most important thing was not just to make the movements correctly and use the strength he had, Jake had to learn how to fight with Yuen Woo-ping using movements really hurt Yuen Woo-ping.
After all, he was an actor and the moves were more to pretend to the audience that they were having an exciting fight, but Jake couldn't really hit a blow because he could hurt the other actors.
At most, they could use some moves that could be easily defended and would not hurt much and these blows Jake could hit to bring more realism to the film, seeing this Jake discovered the truth about some of the films he liked most and saw that maybe learning arts martial arts were not as cool as he thought before.
What Jake didn't know was that Yuen Woo-ping was really impressed by his talent, Yuen Woo-ping was thinking that in other films that he participated in as a director he could invite Jake to participate in the film because Jake was able to make a film as if he were a martial arts master.
There were some films that they had a hard time using foreign actors because foreign actors who knew how to fight couldn't fight the same martial arts that Yuen Woo-ping used in his films, so someone tall and talented like Jake was an excellent candidate to do one antagonist and a villain someday.
Of course, he knew that it was impossible for Jake to go to China or other places to participate in the filming of a film without the director of the film making a good plan beforehand, but to have Jake in the film he could organize part of the recording for being in the United States and in a few months that Jake had time.
After all, there were many fight films in which the film's villain did not appear until the end of the film and only fought the main character, of course, they would have to wait a few years for this to happen and Jake would have to train more because it would be difficult find a double that looks like him.
So Jake continued training with Yuen Woo-ping and it looked like he could easily join the film crew in Australia and not have to worry about the fight scenes he would have to do.
After two days of rest, the Tar Heels team players went back to training, that day also came out the article that showed the interview that Jake had done, Jake read and was pleased to see that the reporter had written everything exactly as he said and did not distort his words.
Even though Jake tried to make only statements about things that were reality trying to show his humility, many basketball players and teams did not like the part of the story that Jake had talked about them.
He naturally hoped that there were people who would not like what he had to say, the most important thing was that Tar Heels fans who were concerned about the ACC tournament and the NCAA tournament were able to relax more after watching this interview.
The players had also been happy to see in the story that Jake really trusted the team, they had less pressure with the ACC tournament starting and those two days of rest can prepare players for the next games.
The players did not do any intense training in the next few days because they would have three games in three days in a row without a day off and everyone knew that it would be difficult to maintain their best physical condition.
So in the next few days, Jake continued training with the Tar Heels team and also with Yuen Woo-ping, in a few more weeks they would finish training for the cable fights and also train for the fights they would normally have.
After all, it was not in all the fight scenes in the film that Jake and the other actors would be put on a cable to make movements impossible to make without this equipment, they would also have scenes of struggles as in any action film and Jake would have to learn to do these scenes correctly.
After almost a week of training came the day of the Tar Heels team's first game at the ACC tournament, just as last season would be three games on three consecutive days and the games would be at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The opponent of that game would be the NC State Wolfpack team that was a tough opponent in the last game between them, in addition, it was the NC State Wolfpack team that was the opponent in the final of the ACC tournament last season.
Even though the Tar Heels team players were confident in this game because they were in great physical condition, they still respected their opponents and knew that this was going to be a game and that they had to concentrate.
The Tar Heels team had to win this game if they wanted to win the ACC tournament and continue with the winning streak, Jake was very focused and knew that in this game he had to have a great performance if he wanted to guarantee the victory of the Tar Heels team.
"Welcome to everyone who is here to follow this incredible game this season at College basketball, today's game is the first game of the most disputed tournament of all the ACC conferences."
"The Tar Heels team that won last season has been doing an impressive season and is breaking records with this current team that has incredible players like Jake Smith and Antawn Jamison who are vying to see who is the best player this season."
"The opposing team in this game is the NC State Wolfpack team, it is the third game between these two teams that played in the final of the ACC tournament last season that the Tar Heels team won, in the last game the NC State Wolfpack team also impressed by making the Tar Heels team suffer to win."
"We will follow this game to find out which team will win and continue in the ACC tournament."
The Tar Heels team soon started strong in the game by pressing in the attack, Coach Guthridge did not underestimate the opponent and asked the Tar Heels team to press in the attack from the beginning and that Jake organized the plays to try to keep the players from getting too tired.
Coach Guthridge's idea was that if the Tar Heels team played a good game in the 1st half, they would place the reserves to play for longer and thus let the starting players rest for the next game that would be the next day.
Naturally, if the game was difficult he would leave the team complete, after all, they had to win this game against the NC State Wolfpack team in order to play the next game in the ACC tournament the next day.
In the first few minutes of the game, Jake realized that Carter was not performing well in that game and could not score, so Jake decided that he would talk to Coach Guthridge about it at the end of the 1st half.
In the 1st half, Carter could still help the team by attracting the attention of the defensive players of the NC State Wolfpack team, in another play Jake advanced the ball and passed to Carter on the left before the three-point line.
Carter did not know that Jake had decided not to make assists for him and thought to help the team, Carter tried the feint and could not get rid of the opposing player, so Carter passed the ball to Jamison who was further ahead on the left.
Jamison also tried to get rid of the defense and advance to the painted area, but as he couldn't pass the ball to Jake who was further back in the middle, Jake received the ball and soon stepped back and tried an outside shot to make three more points for the Tar Heels team.
Jake had decided that he would try his best performance in all games to guarantee the victory of the Tar Heels team until they won the NCAA tournament, so he did not hesitate to try the three-point shot when he was free.
In this game the players of the NC State Wolfpack team were not playing very well as they did in the last game against the Tar Heels team, Jake was defending against Clint Harrison just in case and was also defending against other players in the three-point line.
In another move the NC State Wolfpack team was trying another attack and after a good move the ball went to Harrison, Jake was away from him to defend against other players and he tried the shot from outside and Jake moved quickly and still managed the block.
What the basketball experts always said was that Jake's strong point was that he was very talented, it wasn't his three-point shot, but his speed, that speed helped him defend well and attack quickly without adversaries could not prevent.
In that move Jake was far from where Harrison was when he attempted the shot from outside, but when Harrison started the three-point shot Jake approached quickly and still managed to block and end the NC State Wolfpack team's attack.