Ultimately, being a part of a team means competing, working, living and winning and losing together. And in the end, a teammate's nationality, his language, his taste in music or his religion aren't sources of division, but in fact mediums of greater friendship, understanding and success.
Despite the amazing diversity we're blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions.
I do believe that one way to bring cultures together, to develop trust between people and countries and religions, is through education. And through music and art and basketball and activities and joys that people share worldwide, regardless of ethnic background or religious orientation.
I think it's imperative to follow your heart and choose a profession you're passionate about, and if you haven't found that spark yet, if you're not sure what you want to do with your lives - be persistent until you do.
I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families.
A lot of us stay in touch but it's tough for us to get together. It' a good time to reminisce.
Financial contributions play a very big part in what the Red Cross can do and provide to these families that have been devastated by the horrific hurricane that has come through. Financial contributions allow us to provide meals to the people who have been evacuated.
With supplies, that is where financial contributions come into play. Supplies have to be constantly replenished. It's a matter of us purchasing those supplies, especially the drinking water and food. The little things are important while the search and rescue is going on.
We also have to provide services to the emergency personnel who are working the search and rescue. It's an amazing operation right now, and no one organization is doing it by itself. We are all pulling together to try and help each other due to the sheer mass of the storm and damage done.
It seemed like they were disregarding the pass
I remember Michael dribbling at the top of the key. Everybody knew to just get the hell out of his way.