A Study In Teamwork

By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: June 7, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — Ever since I was in Little League, my coach always talked about teamwork.

He said that the word team was a clever acronym that stood for: T.ogether E.veryone A.ccomplishes M.ore.

This concept and acronym, in effect has proven itself to be true for the Boston Celtics during the 2010 NBA Playoffs.

Because defensively, the Celtics collectively have defeated the dynamic Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat in the first round, locked down and eliminated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the semifinals, and hacked and harassed the Defensive Player of the Year, Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic into submission in the Eastern Conference Championship.

This means in the last three series, the Boston Celtics as a team have beaten three of the best players in the NBA.

This is clear and concise evidence that one player can’t defeat a team by himself.

Because as a cohesive unit, the Celtics slowed down the Flash, turned King James into a pouting prince, and weaken Superman with a “little bit” of green Kryptonite in the form of 5-foot-6 point point guard Nate Robinson.

This, in effect, has been an amazing accomplishment for an aging Big Three of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.

But the Big Three has been transformed into the Fantastic Four with the addition of Rajon Rondo, whose strappy scoring and on-the court hustle has inspired the Big Three as well as the entire Celtic team, which includes: Rasheed Wallace, Kendrick Perkins, Tony Allen, and Glenn “Big Baby” Davis.

But as the Celtics enter the 2010 NBA Finals, however the acronym of T.E.A.M. will be needed even more as they take on the defeating NBA Champions, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant aka the Black Mamba.

The question is which Celtic will have the dangerous job of trying to handle a venomous snake without being bitten.

The answer is: T.ogether E.veryone A.ccomplishes M.ore

Good luck Boston, because somebody is still going to get bitten.

And even though, the Celtics have won 9 out of the 11 NBA Finals against the Lakers.

But in series No. 12, I have the Lakers in six.

Because Kobe is too deadly to handle.