By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Talking about Team!!!
NORTH CAROLINA -(BASN)-By definition an acronym is a word that is formed by combining some part (usually the first letters) of some other term.
For instance, there is an acronym for the word T.E.A.M that stands for T.ogether E.veryone A.chieves M.ore.
This brilliantly describes the Miami Heat during the 2013 NBA Finals, even though most people will claim that the San Antonio Spurs best represent this concept rather than the Heat.
Why? Because, unfortunately, the Heat are considered a two-man team, with most of the credit for the TEAM’s success given to Lebron James and D.Wade, with Chris Posh lingering in the background, on his tip-toes, trying to get in the picture.
No one, however, is foolish enough not to appreciate the talent of these NBA All-Stars of D.Wade, James, and Posh, who came together like Voltron to create a New World Order in the NBA.
As a result, the three-headed BEAST was and still is frowned upon by most basketball fans-and created a sea of haters, who refused to cheer for them.
But despite their individual greatness, along with their three consecutive NBA Finals appearance together, which has produced two championship rings, it still has been the TEAM that helped them achieve another championship ring.
Don’t get it twisted.
Lebron was clutch.
And D.Wade was fabulous at times.
But, let’s not forget, it was veteran Shane Battier’s laser six three pointers and his 18 points that boosted the TEAM in Game 7.
It was Mario Chalmers’ 30-foot bank shot to beat the buzzer with 5.2 seconds remaining in the third quarter that ignited the crowd and the TEAM before starting the 4th quarter in Game 7.
It was newly required Ray Allen’s sweet last second three pointer, from deep in the left-hand corner that prevented the TEAM from elimination in Game 6.
It was Chris Posh’s big block shot against the Spurs’ Danny Green’s three-pointer that sealed the TEAM’s overtime victory in Game 6, which gave the TEAM an opportunity to play in Game 7.
It was Chris “Birdman” Anderson along with his spiked Mohawk, tattooed body, who gave the TEAM that extra energy they needed, with his do-or-die scrappy play around the rim as well as his three points, four rebounds and block shot that help the TEAM win their second consecutive NBA championship.
Yeah, Lebron was the MVP, and he deserved it.
But, it was an overall TEAM effort that won the NBA Championship Trophy.
Because, T.ogether E.verybody A.chieves M.ore.