At the end of the day…

I’m a big basketball fan. It’s one of the sports where you have a leader but truly need a team to be your best. It’s not a one-person show. Yes, there are dominant players but the great teams have players who know their position and do their job.

Admittedly, I was disappointed in Draymond Green for his senseless act that resulted in his suspension. My boys saw that and it was a learning moment to talk about being a competitor and a person who gives cheap shots.

Nevertheless, the NBA did the right thing and made him an example.

Having said that, at the end of the game last night, there was a moment caught between Green and LeBron where respect was displayed.

I can only hope they play this loop on SportsCenter as much or more than the other one.

All of this brought to mind how we act every day. How do you act when no one is watching? How do you play the game?

Do you earn and deserve respect?

It’s not an easy road to travel – the whole earning and deserving respect thing – but then again if it was, the world would be a different and better place some days.

As Justin Bariso, the writer of this article from Inc.com shares:

~ You’ll develop strong, healthy relationships.

~ You will continue to learn. You will continue to grow.

And that’s the true measure of a champion.