This is how you coach basketball. It begins before you even touch the ball, it begins with respect and gratitude that you even have a freedom to play, something that these future NBA stars wouldn’t be able to do if the boys their age didn’t pause their education and fight wars for it.
Singing a national anthem before any big sporting event has become show business. I don’t mind Lady Gaga singing it but these kids gotta learn why it’s being performed and why they should respect it. The lesson Virginia Tech basketball coach Buzz Williams gave to his players will make you cry.