Curry Versus LeBron? That’s Not What It’s About

You don’t have to be an NBA basketball fan to have heard about the Golden State Warriors. In the last several years they’ve become the “comeback kids”. When it looks as if they might lose a game by a few points, out steps Steph Curry and Klay Thompson (the Smash Brothers) and the Warriors win the game.

On Memorial Day the Warriors won the Western Conference Finals. Tonight marks the first game (out of a possible seven games that could be played) that they’ll face the Eastern Conference Finalists – the Cleveland Cavaliers – featuring LeBron James.

I became a basketball fan in 2013 when my son began his high school basketball career. I didn’t know anything about basketball. I just knew it was faster than baseball and less deadly than football.

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That’s Dylan in the picture with the number 12 on his shirt – in the air, no less.

And tonight’s game isn’t about two of today’s most famous basketball players – Steph and LeBron. It’s about the team. Neither one of those guys wins the game all by himself. It takes a village, as they say. And winning an NBA basketball game is about the team’s efforts. This doesn’t take away anything from Steph or LeBron. However, neither one of them is interested in being a “rival”.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry heads down the court after making a three point shot during the second half of the Golden State Warriors 106-101 win over the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

 

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 1: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game against the Houston Rockets on March 1, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

I’m glad my son played basketball, if only to discover that when you’re on a team, the team wins the game. Not just you.

 

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