I am a huge fan of the Blazers and have been for most of my life. I so much appreciate the work it takes to be a professional basketball player and even more to be great.
A player like Meyers Leonard has the tools and it seems the desire to be a good player. He is not unlike the rest of us as we labor in the fields of our careers. We go to school, learn the basics, come our raw and unpolished and then go out and explore our professions. Sports writers and coaches do the same.
Meyers gets coaching which is a real asset to help him realize his potential as a player. If he puts in the time and makes the effort, he will get better and better. We too find our ways to learn and get better at our work. If we are fortunate, and get mentoring or supervision that helps us grow our skills. Over years of focus and effort we gain mastery over what we do.
That was a long lead-in to this point - it is easy to stand on the sidelines and be critical of those in the learning process. They are just like you and I. We learn and get better both in our careers and at doing our lives. They just play at a level of life that is more in the public with higher risk/rewards.
I am grateful for their efforts and for the joy I receive as a fan. The more I focus on the positives of these guys and this team the more I enjoy my experience. This has been a fun year to be a Blazer supporter.
Thank you Damian, LA, Nic, Wes, JJ. Meyers, Terry the rest of you. Keep the Rip City rollin.