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Teams Win Championships: The Cavs Meet The Warriors For It All

Looks like I was prophetic when speaking about what it would take for The Cavs to get past The Hawks. Lebron James was going to need the help of his team. I was asking if he even had the right players around him to defeat the Hawks, a team who got to the Eastern Conference Finals through, teamwork. It turns out he did. J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, and several other players stepped up to Help Lebron make his 5th Straight appearance in the NBA Finals.

Lebron James also played incredible, often carrying his team who did not have their 2nd best player Kyrie Irving until the final closing game. As for the Hawks, vital players went down in the series like Kyle Korver. He was one of the best shooters in the NBA all of this past season and his presence was missed. Al Horford got ejected from one of the games and who knows how that might have went, had he been available for the full game.

At the end of the day though (and the end of the series) – what matters is which team gets to 4 wins first; not How they get there or who helps them get there.Getting there, however does come down to what your team does; or does not do.

Teams Win Championships – The Cavs will meet The Warriors on June 4th, for the NBA Championship for the 2014-2015 season. Coming out of the west, is a team that has performed as a team all season long. They play team offense; and team defense too. They are a dangerous team because they work so well together; and it doesn’t hurt that the MVP of the league is on their team as well.

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He also needed his team to step up big time during their series against the Houston Rockets who they sent home in 5 games. In game 4 Steph took a spill and it looked like he might have to sit out a couple of games; it could’ve been even worse …

While he was in the back, getting tested by team officials, Klay Thompson caught fire and helped keep Houston ahead. Harrison Barnes stepped up and played big. So did Draymond Green. Golden State lost Game 4, which the MVP returned to finish. However had he been healthy for the entire game there may not have been a game 5; in spite of James Harden dropping 45 points.

Houston failed to perform as a team; there were great individual performances but, no actual team effort – which is required to stop a team as lethal as Golden State. Just as I asked before – will Lebron James get enough help to overcome the challenge of a real team?

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He will need a repeat of the performance his teammates gave him; he’ll also need Kyrie to play for more than just one game. The same is true for the supporting cast of the current MVP of the League – Steph Curry. He will need his team, to win this championship.

It’s the first opportunity for the Warriors in 40 years; and the first opportunity for the Cavaliers to win their first ever. As a sports fan, I am truly looking forward to this.

In the MLM industry we can learn so much from Sports – and if you’re picking up lessons from watching sports, I see nothing wrong with that. Just make sure that when it is game time for you – that you are showing up to aid your teammates. Whether you are the MVP of your team, or a role player on your team – YOU are a necessary cog in the wheel. You are a part of the solution; Teams win Championships – not individuals.

Because the individuals are nothing, without the team.

Jan 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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Teams Win Championships (Does Lebron Have enough Team to Overcome The Hawks?)

Does Lebron and the Cavs have enough ‘TEAM’ to defeat the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals? There’s an famous quote said by one of the greatest winner in sports history. “Teams win Championships” ….

In fact, the full quote goes something like this.  Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

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I say inside our 1mlmsystem; and also on our free mlm training page – that the best trained teams make the most money in our profession. Because those well trained teams, will have Intelligence; and along with that intelligence – comes the knowledge of how important teamwork is; to Win.

Teamwork Wins Championships – but does Lebron have the right players around him, heading into this series to overcome a real team?

That’s the main question heading into this match up, which pits a Cleveland Team that is very injured, with Kyrie Irving doubtful to be at full strength and Kevin Love out for the season. Once again it all falls on the shoulders of the former MVP, to get his team to the Finals.

Can Lebron James do it?

Does he have enough team to overcome a Real team?

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The Atlanta Hawks put 4 All-Stars into this year’s All Star game, because they truly are a team. Over the past 5-7 years they have slowly put together pieces and have assembled a very well balanced, and very talented team. Alongside their allstars, Jeff Teague, Paul Milsap, Al Horford and Kyle Korver are other players who ‘some’ would call ‘role players’ – like DeMarre Carole, Kent Bazemore, Dennis Schroder and several others all chip in; and are responsible for the Hawks being the #1 seed in the East.

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That’s got a lot to do with the success of the Atlanta Hawks. One can argue that the Cavs made some smart moves throughout the season to acquire much better ‘role players’. The truth is, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith are going to have to be the Guys that Lebron relies on. They are going to have to play big.

Meanwhile, the Superstar is going to have to be a Super Star.

It’s moments like these when teams can Truly benefit from having ‘at least’ one.

The Superstar(s) cannot win that championship or even advance To that championship round without help from others.

Whether you are the role player or the super star, there is a symbiotic relationship that never dies. Teams win Championships; not Individuals. The same was true for the Lakers when Kobe Bryant won 5 rings; 3 alongside Shaq; 2 alongside Pau Gasol. Always with a cadre of supporting role players; who gave it all that they had.

Are you giving it all that you have with the Team you are part of?

Are you showing up to the Game?

Are you Performing IN the Game — by Promoting and Marketing the websites you’re supposed to promote and market in the places you are supposed to be promoting and marketing them?  Are you building relationships with new people and sorting to see who has the right mentality to team up with you and your partners?  Are you approaching people who Do qualify for partnership ‘the right way’ … using words that work, that are taught by successful uplines and/or sponsors in your Team (Business Organization)?

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All of these things matter.

Are you going to truly give it your all for the team that you’re with, to either HELP the super star on that team; OR BE the super star on that team – GET to the next Level??

Let’s say you’re the super star and you ARE absolutely giving it your all….

Keep doing it.

Others WILL Be attracted to you – because you are Active; you are In motion; you are going where they want to go; YOU can lead them because you’ve been; You can show them what to do; because you are Doing it.

They say, Great players help make other players around them better.

Many people say Kobe was not a great player – but He helped Derick Fisher win 5 Championships. Ron Artest won 2 Championships alongside Kobe. Pau’s only rings came while he wore purple and gold. It’s that symbiotic relationship again …

You can be that superstar and by doing so; YOU are going to benefit your team; but you still need help. You still need Fisher, Artest, and Gasol to lay their all out on the line; game in and game out – to get that Goal achieved.

The same can be said about the Golden State Warriors, who as of this night, are awaiting the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets series.

The Warriors have this year’s MVP Steph Curry.

However, in spite of how dynamically awesome of a basketball player (and shooter/ball handler) as Curry is, they also trot out an excellent supporting cast. Andre Igquada, Dremond Green, Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes, and a guy who on most nights shoots the ball as well as Curry; Klay Thompson. I didn’t even mention the rejuvinated Sean Livingston or the always impressive David Lee; who are always chipping in, in a positive way.

Meanwhile … they’ve got Steph Curry –

DO you Add Value to your team? … or nah?

Would your Team even MISS you if you left??

You see folks, in sports and business – these laws are universal; they are applicable to both professions. Because Teamwork … always makes the Dream Work; Without it – the dream simply never comes together; no matter how hard one tries. Teams win Championships – not individuals. Store that advice some where – it will serve you well.