There’s a fine line that separates the “haves” from the have not’s. There’s a razor thin edge that differentiates the wealthy from the wanna bees. And there’s a cold front with a string of storms a thousand miles long that distances good weather from bad weather and that keeps the sun of victory on the other side of the darkness of defeat.
The age that separates old boys from young man is still fairly debateanle. And so the how of crossing over from boyhood to manhood is an untold mystery. And so is the science of winning in sports.
Chris Paul is headed to Houston to team up with James Harden in a blatant effort to keep up with, if not dethrone, the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. Will this new “super team” work? That verdict is now in the hands of the jury, and they may be sequestered for quite some time.
Good teams want to stay good, and great teams want to stay great. And in an effort to go from good to great, we have another example of the rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer.
The Houston Rockets, one of the NBA’s solid, sure footed squads, is trying to get back to the top. And the only way to get there is to get by and get past the Golden State juggernaut.
On the other hand, Paul leaving the LA Clippers is a sign that the Blake Griffin experiment failed and fell far short of expectations. The Chris Paul plus Blake Griffin equation was supposed to equal multiple championships. It did not. In actuality,, it barely came close. Hence, that fine line that separates and differentiates winning and losing and wisdom and folly and a good decision from a bad one.
Durant winning the championship in Oakland with Curry and Company changed everything. Now we’re going to see more and more attempts to assemble super teams.
Winning in life is not rocket science. You live well, do your best, treat others right, and leave the results up to God. That’s it. Oh, and along the way, you’ll want to make good decisions, and a good decision shouldn’t take rocket science.
But in this case, the chemistry needed to make a new Houston super team work (with Paul George too?) may indeed take more than a wing and a prayer.