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What SEAL Training Can Tell you about Rondo and Bosh

The Seal Sensibility:

There are a dozen types that fail: the weight-lifting meatheads who think that the size of their biceps is an indication of their strength, the kids covered in tattoos announcing to the world how tough they are, the preening leaders who don't want to get dirty, and the look-at-me former athletes who have always been told they are stars but have never have been pushed beyond the envelope of their talent to the core of their character. In short, those who fail are the ones who focus on show.

Almost all the men who survived possessed one common quality. Even in great pain, faced with the test of their lives, they had the ability to step outside of their own pain, put aside their own fear and ask: How can I help the guy next to me? They had more than the "fist" of courage and physical strength. They also had a heart large enough to think about others, to dedicate themselves to a higher purpose.

I'm certainly not trying to trivialize the sacrifice, hard work and dedication of our military by comparing SEALs to guys who play a game for our enjoyment (so please don't make those comments), but the two passages above struck a familiar chord and to me, highlighted the juxtaposition of Elbow Game and Bosh going out Like a Bosh with a sore neck and..."jitters."   It will be interesting to see how Bosh plays tonight and more importantly how much the crowd gets on him...

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