The One vs. The Many
Last night Kobe Bryant had an amazing game, with 38 points and 10 assists. So maybe that last sentence was a bit of an understatement. Either way, he was brilliant, but that didn’t stop the Suns from winning. How did Phoenix manage? One word (with a hyphen): back-ups.
The Suns’ bench outscored the Lakers’ bench 54-20 last night. The morale: the bench matters. So, if your kid ever complains about being a bench player again, just tell him or her about the Phoenix Suns. Not everyone can be Kobe or Nash, but everyone on a team can contribute to a win.