The NBA pre-season is over. The gladiators of the cage arena are done experimenting with line-up rotations, trial offensives, defensive innovations and fancy new individual moves. It is time for the real deal. Come one, come all, it’s time to rock and roll!!!
Originally posted on Color My World :
by: Preciosa S. Soliven a repost from The Philippine Star, 30 Nov 2017 Thank you, Precious, for this wonderful…
Gather ye, oh worshippers of cage gods, past and present. The new NBA battles are about to begin. See the gladiators of old as they do battle with the new class of warriors in the arena. Savor the new alliances, watch them as they spill each other’s guts for all to see. And be excited as you watch out for new balling styles for the bold and the creative.
We need to inculcate the team play mindset among our players. Cut the dependence on isolation plays, work on movement without the ball, work on pick-and-roll offensive variations, work on pick-and-roll defense. And cut the superstar mentality where you can’t go back to relearn the basics of the pick-and-roll.
Euro basketball is on the rise. And so are the rest of the world’s caging countries. If the NBA doesn’t make a move to regain respect by sending their best talents, if its top players will not care to play ball against the rest of the world, then their game will suffer. And the mantle of invincibility will slowly be eroded. And when that happens, the allure of the NBA will surely go down.
The government provides weapons; but after a war, soldiers should be provided aftercare to determine if they can still function properly within the community. The government must take a more proactive role in looking after the welfare of those in charge of protecting civilians.