Day 18: The Zen Master


Today is Day 18. Netzach sheb’tif’eret. Balance that leads to winning.

On Day 18, two days before Yom Haatzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, I’d like to give a special shout to the best NBA player ever from Israel, Omri Casspi.

But todays’ final choice came down to two 6’8”/6’9” left-handed, power forwards, who played in the 1970s.

Player A was Rookie of the Year, league MVP, an 8x All-Star, and 2x champion, while averaging 17.6 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 3.8 assists over his Hall of Fame career. 

Player B made the All-Rookie team and won one NBA championship as a valuable role player. He retired with averages of 6.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.

Player A was Celtics great, Dave Cowens. But on Day 18, netzachsheb’tif’eret,a day that embodies balance made manifest in victory, we are honoring Player B, Phil Jackson, who collected 11 more championships as the…

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