I just started lifting about a month or two ago for my sport and now I can't get enough of it. Lmao at this point I'm not even exercising for the sport. Right now it's all about pushing myself to the limit for a better me. I dunno..the way I look at it is: Lifting weights just doesn't make you stronger physically, but it makes you stronger mentally because it teaches you determination and how to push yourself past pain.
That's just my opinion though.