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.
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”.
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.