Know your Role
Going through the first round playoffs, one of the teams that I have been watching is the Boston Celtics. Most people had given up on the first seed Boston when they lost their first two games at home. Isaiah Thomas also lost his sister that made it harder for the Celtics to win the game as their star player was grieving.
But just like in any basketball game, you can never say what will happen next. In games 3 and 4 of the first round, Jae Crowder started showing up and dominating the game and helped their star player Thomas and the team win the next two games.
Jae Crowder was just one of the players drafted by Cleveland in 2012 and then sent to Dallas Mavericks. It was there he learned a lesson that made him who he is today.
“I came to the conclusion that for me to succeed, and for me to help my teams win, I’d need to take a role. As soon as I did that, basketball became much easier for me.”
What is your role in your team? Do you know your place and purpose? Just like Jae Crowder, we can contribute more to the overall picture of the team by knowing what we need to do.
enjoy some of his highlights here