“Who Then is the Basketball God?”
Posted by Steve Bzomowski on February 14, 2007
In yesterday’s post, I posed the the question” who is the basketball god?”, knowing the answer was obvious.
In “Comments”, the last responder postulated: Bill Russell?
My reply: DZ – – Close. Russell is Moses. (This Moses not That Moses). Russell, Auerbach, those early Celtics laid down the basketball commandments: Thou shalt not walk the ball upcourt; Thou shalt not rely on half-court defense; Thou shalt not rely on one big scorer to bail-out the team; Thou shalt believe in one another (ball movement on offense, pressure defense into help-defense); Thou shalt learn, understand, practice and assiduously apply the fundamentals of good basketball; Thou shalt mentally and physically wear down the other team; and last but not least and, as the best way of spreading the word of this gospel to all the basketball land, Thou Shalt Win.
To find the true basketball god of gods, one must look within. (But good guess.)