Cooperation in Basketball is Called Teamwork

Dennis Manoloff, Cleveland Plain Dealer saw the NBA finals this year as a matchup of team approaches. Dennis writes:

Looks deceive: The Cavs trailed at halftime of Game 6 by just two, 45-43, but they were living dangerously.

The Warriors had 16 assists and six turnovers and enjoyed a +12 at the 3-point line. The Cavs had five assists and 13 turnovers, the latter costing them 19 points.

The Warriors just out teamed them.  The Warriors were passing like the Harlem Globetrotters.  There is even a video of the passing antics of the Warriors:

Mark Wiedmer of the Chattanooga Times Free Press was thrilled with the play of Draymond Green for the Warriors.

Anyone who ever watched Draymond Green play so much as a single half of basketball at Michigan State should have known he was the kind of player who makes everyone around him better. 

Said the Warriors' glue gun: "So many guys made sacrifices. David Lee took a lesser role. Andre Iguodala took a lesser role. Andrew Bogut, in the Finals, took a back seat. Throughout the year, everybody made sacrifices. We sacrificed for each other. Whether it's numbers or anything, nobody cared. The only number that mattered was wins. That's why we're champions."

Repeat the words. Everybody made sacrifices the only number that mattered was wins that's why we're champions.

Just consider LeBron James stats for the finals.  He lead both teams, producing the best record of points, assists and rebounds per game ever:    LeBron James Leads Both Teams - NBA Finals: PPG   35.8, APG   8.8,  RPG   13.3  He was the first player in history to lead in all categories.

Arguably the best basketball player ever, this side of Michael Jordan, James couldn’t get it done without the team around him.  Generally speaking, he made or set up every offensive play for the Cavaliers.  This makes it easy for the defense, stop James and you stop the team.  He was double-teamed most of the game. 

It is clear, from both the sports writers and the statistics that the team with the best teamwork won the NBA title this year.  Granted the teamwork for the Cleveland Cavaliers was diminished by having two of the best players on the bench with injuries, but it only helps me make my point.  The team that did what cooperation can do in a Construction Contract situation, and it helped the Golden State Warriors win the NBA title this year. 

Of course, we don’t really have opposing teams in construction, we have something worse, entropy.  To get our job done, we have to fight the natural tendency of all the materials to return to randomness.  

We will never succeed in construction without cooperation, we all know this, now is the time to create the contractual structure and the personal mastery of the skills to do what the Warriors did.  We need to act like Draymond Green, when Mark Widener said that he makes everyone around him better.  He has only one statistic, Wins.  There is only one statistic that matters to construction professionals, getting this one job done well.