It’s no secret that I’m a big, big fan of basketball.
Ever year, sometime in the middle of March Madness, I have made a vow to update my 10-Minute Speech post.
The value of team-driven sports goes beyond just basketball, of course.
To paraphrase Gary Cantrell (aka Lazarus Lake), the Man Behind the Barkley Marathons: engaging in sports helps any young soul truly see that life isn’t equal. It teaches the responsibility of effort-in / effort out.
In my opinion, no where does the real world shine so broadly across the effort/talent-to-result spectrum than in basketball.
There’s been a lot of deep thought about that; many tributes, documentaries, books and quotes that dive deep into the heart of hoops.
But, I think it was Dean Smith — the 4th most winningest coach in men’s college Division I basketball — that made light of the fact that [continue…]
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