Cavs & Warriors: Beyond the Talent

  • While the NBA attempts to maximize revenue by waiting over a week for the Finals to begin, we have heard quite a bit about the “talent” that will be on display.  Is LeBron better than Jordan?  Are the Warriors better because of Durant?  All we hear about is the talent. Make no mistake, there will once again be plenty of talent on display in the rematch we are about to witness, but talent is only part of the equation when it comes to winning a championship.  Let’s consider three elements beyond the talent that often determine champions and consider how those same elements are the keys for each of us to maximize our own God-given talents and more importantly,  our God-given faith. Continue reading
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Good Players are Available Players

364bucks-magic-basketballAs I watched the Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Orlando Magic in Orlando on Sunday night, a coaching point we had stressed with our own team for a victory on Saturday played itself out for the Bucks as well.  Being available is often overlooked by so many players.  Too many of us tend to force the issue, and when things don’t go our way we often blame others or even hide.  Players do it on the basketball court and many of us do it in our lives, but God has always taught a different way! Continue reading

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2016 NBA Playoffs: Plays Behind the Plays

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Most coaches will tell you that statistics do not tell you the whole story.  Sure, stats like shooting percentages, points scored, rebounds, assists, and turnovers can tell you a great deal about player productivity, but far too often, the plays that truly matter and truly decide games often go unnoticed. While the NBA now utilizes advanced technology (see Basketball’s Eye in the Sky) to capture and analyze every movement on the court, the league is now giving fans and observers a better look at how players impact the game through plays that often go unnoticed in the box scores. Continue reading

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