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  1. 1. 21 POWER - Power Of the World Expecting Results The City The World The Lifestyle The Magazine People Of the World Expects Results The starting five: The Point Guard The Magazine The orchestrator nothing happens or moves without the point guards instruction literally the coach on the floor. If you want to ball keep your point guard happy. The Shooting Guard Usually the player on the team without a conscience literally there for his offensive prowess. Normally the last to buy into the team concept if it doesn’t benefit him and everyone knows who wants to shoot the last shot too. The Power Forward The strength and the muscle of the team who embodies an assertive presence and is at times fearless. May have a tendency to be a little to feisty at times a good point good point guard controls that. The Center There’s No I In Team: Truthfully The pivotal player every successful franchise normally has a center who willingly will play offense defensive That’s What We Were Taught and do what is necessary to win. Remember the reference was Right? successful franchise is this a successful franchise (Jersey City?) Being a huge LA Laker description of each player as basketball fan and speaking well. And as mentioned just The Shooting Forward with some respected friends having a little fun so loosen The scorer the defender the rebounder usually multi skilled can on the regular basis about up and feel very comfortable do just about everything. But hoops I figured this might be to create your own starting consciously does what he does in order to keep cohesion on a team with a little fun so indulge me if five and sixth man as well. professional egos that can be you will. sensitive. Remember 2013 is right Inserted I have selected a around the corner and you The Six Man starting five and a six man of want to make sure the right The six man very capable and able of starting on any team but willing to my choice of course who I persons handling the rock so sacrifice for the mission or goal. Takes feel embody the lead players do your research, no ball a certain character to serve in this role if you will here locally in hogs please. very few could assume the duty requires very tough skin. politics. In addition I have included my brief
  2. 2. 21 POWER - Power Of the World Expecting Results There’s No I In Team: Truthfully That’s What We Were Taught Right? Kobe Bryant affectionately doesn’t necessarily mean an known as “The Black Mamba” automatic championship. does have the ability to take over Cohesiveness is not only an a game. But when you look at important element it is necessary the career of Kobe Bryant the one for success. And most constant besides of course coach importantly especially when it Phil Jackson who has ushered comes down to the leader of the these championship seasons team character speaks volumes. have been Derek Fisher the point Derek Fisher’s character took a Kobe Bryant affectionately guard. Very rarely will we see a bit of a hit this year dully known as “The Black point guard lead a team in because of the NBA Players Lock Mamba” does have the ability scoring average as well his team Out he is the President of the to take over a game. But to an NBA Championship and NBA Players Union and many when you look at the career of for those naming Allen Iverson were a little pissed with him and Kobe Bryant the one constant remember the Lakers beat them as well he’s a lot slower so LA besides of course coach Phil that year they didn’t win. opt to release him which they Jackson who has ushered did. Ideologically speaking having these championship seasons the greatest talent or physically have been Derek Fisher the gifted or even greatest thinkers Continued on page 3 point guard. Role Players Off The Bench: The Role Player-The Cheerleader-The Water Boy The Role Player - is sometimes more revered in cities for years especially if he or she does consciously put his or her city first. Guess that doesn’t apply for every player but a great individual player will forever be recognized just as that all for self. The Cheerleader – Is basically a distraction from the game. I must admit there are some who love the timeout and half time entertainment but truthfully at the end of the game was it all really necessary at all it’s overblown truthfully. For fact some will belly ache and be a little Continued on page 5 pissed off but truthfully there is nothing at all in these descriptions meant to be taken offensively they’re rather courteous quite honestly. 2
  3. 3. 21 POWER - Power Of the World Expecting Results The City The World The Lifestyle The Magazine There’s No I In Team: Truthfully That’s What We Were Taught Right? Sadly for me as I mentioned it really just affirms This is something that can’t be taught it is part of his what many of us even sports lovers never want to mental psyche just as it was with Michael Jordan. face with our respected teams and that is the reality of accepting the end of a good run when it’s over. Political I see similar characteristics in especially the The end of a dynasty maybe but with the exit of power forward I selected remember winners aren’t coach Phil Jackson it surely couldn’t be a shock for necessarily well liked during there runs or after any Laker fan that we’re truly not considered a their careers are over. How many people have you front-runner in the Western conference anymore. ever heard refer to MJ as a great guy every or even teammates now who embrace Kobe publicly? The beauty of sports just like politics is when an organization can accept evaluate and assess The center or the big man in the pivot is more than deficiencies and consciously as well cooperatively just a special component on the team in most cases on all levels work to make the proper adjustments you can’t win without him. And with the big man they at least stay competitive even in down times currently jumping center at the beginning of the which the Lakers have this year. game especially as years progress teams at times re- evaluate whether or not the city is expendable or Winners are programmed to do so and expect not can he still get the job done? Or has his time nothing but being victorious and a player like Kobe passed? Bryant honestly is under the impression that the LA Lakers will win the NBA Championship this year. Continued… 3
  4. 4. 3 (Continued) POWER - Power Of the World Expecting Results I always was a big fan of the shooting forwards Dr. J Julius Erving was one but in his prime he never won a championship in the NBA Role players until he sacrificed and became a role player. Role players seem to be in life after the NBA the ones evolving as more successful coaches and off the bench executives. And even basketball family bred coaches like the Van Gundy brothers or already the mention Phil Jackson-Pat Riley-Mike The Role Player Brown-Scott-Brooks-Lionel Hollins-Doug Collins to name a few recent The role player is sometimes more coaches enjoying success these days. revered in cities for years especially if he or she does consciously put his or her city first. Guess that doesn’t apply One of the greatest teams ever with the most diversified group of for every player but a great individual players possibly ever to play for one team was the NBA Champion player will forever be recognized just as that all for self. New York Knickerbockers. The great Willis Reed came from Grambling University and was the captain and played center. Bill The Coach Bradley was a Princeton University Rhode Scholar and played With the direction of local politics it’s shooting forward. Dave Debusschere was the power forward and unfortunately way to obvious that our screams of defense probably started and became a trademark at teams playing with a player coach but who is it? Who’s in charge is the point Madison Square Garden because of Debusschere who was also guard or shooting guard or the power drafted in all three professional sports. The first shooting guard in forward or shooting forward as the center watches it all? Pretty scary but 1969 was Dick Barnett another dominating scorer in college and of think about it for one second who’s course my favorite player of all time Mr. Rock Steady himself Walt really in charge? “Clyde” Frazier my idol in my youth from Southern Illinois University a Salukis. The Cheerleaders Basically a distraction taken away from the game itself. I must admit The coach was the immortal William “Red” Holtzman and for those of there are some who love the time outs you who are unaware the great Phil Jackson was a member of this and half time entertainment but truthfully at the end of the game was championship team. And a few years later even the great offensive it all really necessary at all it’s player Earl “The Pearl” Monroe even bought into coach Holtzman’s overblown truthfully. “No I In Team” concept and of course the Knicks again were champions. And even looking at the old LA Laker teams with all time The Water Boy great Jerry West at guard and then high flyer shooting forward Elgin Every franchise has them and values their service it’s a demeaning job for Baylor probably one of the most lethal combos ever but they couldn’t some only few would do it and do it win a championship. Until the next year Elgin Baylor retired and they proudly. Water boys learn valuable lessons from a first hand perspective brought in the former high scoring dominant big man of years past and during the most sensitive times. Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain who consciously bought into coach Bill But sometimes they get in the damn way too so move and sit down under Sharmin system and concentrated on nothing but defense and the basket until the play stops then rebounding he made a sacrifice and eventually became a winner. The clean up. role players are sometimes more revered and loved in their cities especially if they consciously put the team first it take an individual The Fan with strong character and also not deterred by an oversized ego. At the end of the day the fan should be the priority. The fan in some instances who are loyally supported a Egotistical behavior unfortunately is very much so what seems to be team for years even through more relevantly connected to everything. Which exposes the masses to disappointing losing seasons players any one particular individual person who may be thriving for jumping ship, over priced tickets and egotistical players “The Fan” attention. Even when examining some of the newly created internet represents what hopefully a team groups supposedly created in the best interest of the city and develops into. And we all continue to dream or are living in a fantasy as we constituents but more self serving then anything glorifying one doing watch on and hope for a change. anything possible to neighbors launch grenades at each while they sit back and laugh at the show. 4
  5. 5. POWER - Power Of the World Expecting Results Role Players Off The Bench: The Role Player-The Cheerleader-The Water BoyThe Water Boy - Every franchise has them and does value their service it’s a demeaning job for some only fewwould do it and do it proudly. Water boys learn valuable lessons from a first hand perspective and during themost sensitive times. But sometimes they get in the damn way too so move and sit down under the basketuntil the play stops then clean up.Literally the jobs titles and responsibilities in especially NBA basketball of recent had me along with a friendjust metaphorically just observing not how similar the duties are but how much some of todays mostrecognizable political figures locally seem to be performing their in the same capacity in which I have written.For fact some will belly ache and be a little pissed off but truthfully there is nothing at all in these descriptionsmeant to be taken offensively they’re rather courteous quite honestly. The truthful descriptions woulddefinitely be maybe a little more candid and grudges would be held for years to come. Being consistent withthe normally child like behavior of most associated with politics as if it is a sand box in a pre-school courtyard.And now quite frankly we’ve pretty much inherited a totally new generation of players in the game ironicright the words players and game are just so appropriately used here.Role-Playing(also role-play)noun1 chiefly Psychology the acting out or performance of a particular role, either consciously (as a technique inpsychotherapy or training) or unconsciously, in accordance with the perceived expectations of society withregard to a persons behavior in a particular context.2 participation in a role-playing game.Imagine what kind of place this would be if everyone would consciously and effectively play their own roles.I know for a fact successful organizations like the team referenced in this article the LA Lakers and especiallythe Chicago Bulls ( both Phil Jackson coached teams ) were effective because of the role players very honestly.The stars of those teams like Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen with the Bulls or Kobe Bryant and for the firstthree rings Shaquille O’Neal even as dominant as they were during there reign they depended on the roleplayers off the bench. Remember John Paxson or Steve Kerr knocking down baskets at the buzzer or “Big ShotRob” Horry with the Lakers holding his hand up in the air after knocking down the last shot?NBA Historians are well aware of this and it’s a good trivia question when you with a group of friends wholove basketball as well. QUESTION: (answer located on page 6)In the NBA for 10 consecutive years the eventual NBA World Championship winners had either one of thesetwo players as a part of there team who are the two players? Written by: THE WHEEL April 2012 5
  6. 6. 21 POWER - Power Of the World Expecting Results Role Players Off The Bench: ………(continued) Bottom line is I doubt whether Hopefully we all like in everyone will quite understand basketball have our eyes on one why I analogize and don’t just prize being a city of champions. come straight out and say certain things especially since it’s plain Together we can successfully as day even in the analogous achieve anything separately we way it is written. In all honesty I stay in the erratic as we’ve been. believe the message has even Manipulative tactics executed more impact because if anyone daily on group blogs supposedly especially one with the character for the betterment and collective traits mentioned in this article direction a team should be doesn’t see it and others know focused on maybe discouraging immediately it tells you exactly at times. But remember the truth what type of person your does eventually come to the light “Hopefully we all like in dealing with and that is a but not a rat they stay in the dangerous thing to play with, basketball have our eyes dark. Written by THE WHEEL namely this magazines name on one prize being a city which is POWER. of champions” Answer to question page 5: Robert Horry & Steve Kerr Dear Friends, The City The World The Lifestyle The Magazine becomes a reality in May 2012. POWER is definitely a state of mind as well a commitment to a lifestyle expecting and accepting nothing but the best for yourself and those dear to your life. Every month expect what people of the world expect like you and that is results. Be of POWER be about POWER and think of POWER and your lifestyle will truly embody POWER. Respectfully, The Creators of POWER The City The World The Lifestyle The Magazine

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