Bigger than the Game
The “love of the game” goes deeper than winning. I love the game, because it is a tool that can be used to develop positive character traits and reduce negative ones. Basketball is a game that offers players and coaches a mirror into who we are. Basketball allows us to see how we handle adversity. It allows us to see how we handle a constantly changing environment with specific rules and regulations. Basketball and the opponent are unforgiving. A coach can forgive a player’s mistakes, but the game will not and neither will the other team. Basketball offers us the opportunity to see where we excel and see where we need to improve beyond our physical talents. If we learn to play the game of basketball well, we will be better prepared to play the game of life.