R.I.P. JACK RAMSAY

What is this game that runs through my mind? It is a ballet, a graceful sweep and flow of patterned movement, counterpointed by daring and imaginative flights of solitary brilliance. It is a dance which begins with opposition contesting every move. But in the exilaration of a great performance, the opposition vanishes. The dancer does as he pleases. The game is unified action up and down the floor. It is quickness, it is strength; it is skill, it is stamina; it is five men playing as one. It is tenacity on defense, it is quick penetration on offense. It is taking advantage of every offensive opportunity. It is stifling the opponent, it is jamming up the one on one player. But most of all, it is the spirit of winning as a team. It is the solidarity of a single unifying purpose, the will to overcome adversity, the determination never to give in. It is winning; it is winning; it is winning!

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