It is the championship game. You have the ball and a 1 point lead with 24 seconds left, no time outs, both teams are in the bonus. One of your teammates needs 3 points to win the scoring title. What do you do?
There are some options below. Think about them carefully. Your decisions will be based on your Relationship to the team, the coach and the players. You may want to skip to the bottom and read the definition of relationship before you answer!
- You pass the ball to your teammate who needs three points.
- You keep the ball away from your teammate that needs three points.
- No TRUST
- You keep control of the ball and do not take a shot until time runs out.
- You wait until there is 8 seconds and you pass the ball to the teammate that needs three points.
The Good of the Individual versus the Good of the Team.
What is more important? Always?
YOUR GOOD versus His/Her Good
Consider work – Consider relationships
Happiness and Selfishness
Can the two things coexist?
RELATIONSHIP: the way in which two or more people or things are connected: Connection, association, link
TRUST: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something: Confidence, belief, faith
LOYALTY: a strong feeling of support or allegiance: Duty, dedication, commitment
SELFISH: lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure: Inconsiderate, thoughtless, uncaring
Life & NYB – Relationships is part of a discussion series designed to make better people and players. Click the link for the handout and the accompanying Fast Five from the Foul Line Drill.