The 2014 Winter Olympics are in the books now. March Madness is almost upon on us! I don’t think that Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, saw it coming. The talk of basketball will dominate our lives for weeks to come. But what an interesting week this was back in 1987 for professional basketball! Michael Jackson scored 58 points in a game. It stands as a Chicago record. But the same night the NBA Washington team blocked 20 shots that the Indiana team tried to send up to the basket. That tied a NBA regulation game record.
The genius of this game knew that you can have a star player, but you also need a team. One player can’t do it all. If we go back and check the records for that night in Chicago, Michael had help even with that many points. Even a sub-par professional team could beat Chicago if Michael scored the only points for the team that night. Michael got a record for a team. Washington got one for the league!
Team is important in basketball and ministry. Be sure to let someone else have some fun with you! You will find that it makes for a stronger group in the long run. Don’t try to do it all by yourself or you will have another kind of madness on your hands!