Last night, my Monday night basketball league completed it's 2013 spring season with the championship game. My team was fortunate enough to be playing in the game. Even more fortunate, my team was able to WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP 66-61.
In looking back, my team had an improbable run. My team had plenty of potential and chemistry but we only won one out of first five games. I was forced to make some adjustments and fortunately things worked out. My team gelled and won it's final give games of the season including the championship.
I'm extremely proud of my team. We had seven players, five of whom had played in our league before. We had two new players including one guy who had never played league basketball before. The other new player was a girl. She was real small of stature but she is baller and tough as nails. We had to work hard at our chemistry but everyone played their roles and contributed to the championship win.
While my team's win didn't bring us any trophies or anything like that, I find that it brings lasting memories and connections for all of the players involved. While I am not close friends with all of my teammates, going through our journey this season will forever bind us. I don't know how much I will see this particular group of players in the future. However, anytime I do see them, this championship will be something we can reminisce about for years to come.
Really, this holds true for all of the teams in our league. All five of the teams finished with a 4-4 record. Instead of randomly eliminating one of the teams from playoffs, all teams were invited. It was a first in the league to have this happen. This made for a exciting playoff and championship games. So while my team earns the "champion" title, every team in the league had something to be proud of.