It’s time to give a special shout out of thanks to those of you who have been reading and commenting on 3 Point Wisdom. The writing experience has been a great way for me to keep my passion for coaching basketball in proper perspective. I had times in my career when I allowed my focus to change. It’s been my calling to use coaching as a ministry, but as I experienced the passion and demands of coaching at the Division I level, I often lost the perspective of ministry. Developing 3 Point Wisdom is not just an outreach to coaches, players, and fans. It’s a way to help me stay focused on what God puts on my heart. As I consider my experiences in basketball and incorporate them into 3PW, I find lessons for me and hopefully, for other people who are serious about basketball and are open to God’s wisdom.
So, as I look back, here’s a look at the most popular and most reviewed articles we’ve shared throughout this past year:
1. Tom Crean vs. Jeff Meyer: Who knows the truth? The post-game confrontation between Tom Crean and Jeff Meyer reminds us all to withhold judgment when we don’t have the full story.
2. Should Christian Players Come Out of the Closet? As the lifestyles of athletes have been publicly declared, let’s consider whether Christians should declare their faith, as athletes or in the other work settings.
3. Sex and the Pick and Roll The Indiana Pacers would be wise to stay away from running too many pick and rolls against the Miami traps. In the same way, we should stay away from sexual sin.
4. Stephen Curry: Just Keep Shooting! Steph Curry has developed into one of the top shooters in the NBA through perseverance and a tireless work ethic, but more than anything, his faith and family set him apart!
5. Good Decision Foes: Ego Ego often leads to poor decisions in basketball. Not enough ego and a player becomes hesitant, while too much ego leads to trying to do too much.
And since I work with a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, who once again have found a way into the World Series, here’s another look at the wisdom of former Cardinals’ manager, Tony LaRussa, who laid the foundation for a program of success:
Thanks again to all of you who have been with me on this journey. As you can see, I’m a searcher and enjoy finding the connections between basketball and faith. I also enjoy discussing them with you and welcome your comments and questions. You can reach me on Facebook at 3 Point Wisdom or by email at email@example.com.