Former NBA Champ Defends Himself At Son’s Basketball Game
By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
Anyone who watches sports must understand that people who play are very competitive. Whether it’s done just for recreational purposes or for professional reasons, the truth of the matter is that many people will play as though their life depends on them winning.
Sports brings out the competitive nature in the participants. In addition to bringing out the competitive nature, traits such as leadership, teamwork, and preparation are taught.
Players who have been fortunate to play organized sports can testify to the lessons learned from playing sports. What’s even good about these lessons is that they can be applied to everyday life.
With so many lessons learned through sports, one lesson that often gets overlooked is the importance of ignoring people shouting at you for no reason other than to distract you from being productive. Case in point – former NBA great Robert Horry’s son was playing at the Nike 3ON3 Tournament when a man, (apparently a fan for the other team) kept heckling Horry’s son.
The heckling got so bad that Horry and the man found themselves in an altercation. According to a story published in All Black Media, “The man who witnesses say was affiliated with the other team, reportedly mouthed off at Horry and pushed him which he probably regretted as the former NBA champ started throwing haymakers at him.”
Horry told TMX, who caught the incident on video that he was defending himself. Horry went on to say that the guy is a repeat heckler who talks trash towards his son’s team.
It’s a shame that adults can’t allow children to play sports without causing a mess. Is this the life lesson kids should learn – heckling and disrespect? It’s only a game and because it’s only a game, adults must realize that children are watching our every move.
Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at www.sinclairgrey.org firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey.org
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