Tag: wilt chamberlain

You know about this high-stress moment. Everybody’s eyes are on that one basketball player who is standing 19 feet from the base line and 15 feet from the basket. That player is very likely sweating bullets as he or she dribbles at the foul line. We are talking, of course, about the notorious free throw. Sometimes the shot can change the game. Sometimes it can actually even win the game. It’s the moment when fans are as quiet as they will usually ever be. And when the shot is a miss, it can be a big downer for the fans,… Read more »

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Look at most every group – sports team, social organization even a political organization – and you’ll be able to sort out the Alpha Dog – the top dog that everyone follows. Sometimes in very talented groups the Alpha Dog isn’t evident right away, but then something happens and bingo – there he (or she) is! They seem to fall into two categories: Those who inspire others to follow and support them Those who are awed and feared by those around them For instance, Bill Russell inspired his teammates. Bills Simmons relates this story in The Book of Basketball, which… Read more »

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