Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teamwork v. Individual Brilliance: The Case of Ray Allen


For those of you who have missed my non-work-related entries, this one's for you...

I'm currently counting down the moments until Game 3 of the NBA finals. I watched Game 2 in a soulless hotel room the other night in DC. The grim surroundings threw Ray Allen's brilliance -- he set an NBA record with 8 three pointers -- in stark relief. This clip from ESPN breaks down how Allen got open for his amazing shooting night, which helped to bury the Lakers. The operative lesson here is that every act of seemingly individual brilliance has its roots in effective teamwork.