Saturday, May 21, 2016

Pro Quotes May 21st: Bill Russell the Leader

Thank you Basketballcoaches.com
"The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I'd made my teammates play."

                       - Bill Russell

That would be a quote from an elder statesmen of the game of basketball. Of course, this quote made me think about one of my developing sports philosophies. I recently took several years off from playing basketball. Of course, my body was not in the right state when I came back and the ability to lead a team offensively and defensively was lessened by the body. However, not the brain. To be able to grow confidence in the players around you is a subtle but mental aspect that can bring an intangible value to a player who can lead the team by intellect and experience.
In my philosophy, I feel that to create longevity the evolution of a player involves the transformation of the body and mind. Thank you for helping me Mr. Russell elaborate on one of your thoughts. I hope I did it justice in this short blog.
Valuable stuff from one of my heroes, Bill Russell.