The Brain and the NBA, 2
As I watched the finals (my friends thought I was joking when I told them), and living in Northern California as I do, my brain wanted the Warriors to cap their amazing season with a win. However, my heart could understand how badly the Cleveland fans wanted the Cavaliers to win—fifty-two years is a long time to wait for a win, and they finally got it, spurred on by the amazing LeBron James! Watching the player’s brains and hearts combine toward that goal was awe-inspiring.
Not being a sports-caster or news-interviewer myself (but having been a radio talk-show host for a weekly program), I found it interesting to listen to the questions being asked of the Warriors’ players after the game had ended. Questions about why they ‘fell short’ or ‘didn’t play as well as they could have’ or ‘didn’t mirror their performance in some of the earlier season’s games’. My goodness! I was proud of all the players, especially those who did their best to answer ‘unanswerable questions’ and who remained positive rather than trying to dig up some reason or excuse to satisfy the questioners (some of whom I’d like to see try to sink a ball—smile). Good grief, if the brain doesn’t fully mature until mid to late twenties . . . some of those player’s brains are barely ‘done’! More tomorrow.