Finally, a Good Lesson from the NBA

NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks’ coach Rick Carlisle, on what made his underdog team so special:

It’s not about what you can’t do; it’s about what you can do. It’s not about what your potential shortcomings are; it’s about what we can accomplish together.

And later:

Dirk [Nowitzki] and JET [Jason Terry] . . . have made a statement that’s a colossal statement – not just about our team, but about the game in general. You know, playing it a certain way, trusting the pass, playing collectively, believing in each other. Our team’s not about individual ability; it’s about collective will, collective grit, collective guts.

It reminds me of how the church is supposed to function – we’re not supposed to the smartest, the wealthiest, or the most influential (1 Corinthians 1:18-31). We are supposed to be the people that hold on together (Ephesians 4:12-17) to the only thing that matters – Jesus. And, in holding on together, we accomplish more by the grace of God (1 Corinthians 15:10).


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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