Thursday, April 03, 2008

Basketball is life or Life is basketball

The game of Basketball is much like life. Every instant in the game can be an analogy for something you do in real life. However among all similarities, there is one which I often think about during day to day activities. The fast break. I wanted to define the term here but as always this one is a bit better :).

You might be on a 1 on 1, 1 on 2, 2 on 1 or a few other combinations while you are in a fast break and the most important thing is to be able to decide, decide really quick, should I pass, should I go for the lay up, should I hold, what is the next step I should take?? And all of these must happen in milliseconds. Time will never slow down for you, although I think it really did for guys like Michael Jordan, and you have to make the best decision while everything is moving as fast as it can. How just like life, you are faced with decisions in situations when everything is moving and you can never tell the world to stop while you make the best choice. It is just like you are in a fast break handling the ball. You might end up with a dunk or a block.


Anonymous said...

Basketball?!!, don't care, think about something more important, ...something eternal...

not-nietsche said...

interesting view. one thing for sure is, basketball court is what shaped me up. it was life. it is life.
MJ and likes, i guess, have the ability to move faster than time. if you could, like they can, then time slows down for you.

about something eternal, there's nothing eternal about life. adn what more important than life to talk about?