Paying attention has turned into somewhat of an acquired skill in this generation. The technological revolution has allowed 1990’s and 2000’s babies to bypass what we 1970’s and 1980’s babies had to go and get books, spend countless hours in the library. We had to train ourselves to make sure that we were paying attention to every detail. Every nook and cranny was observed. No stone was unturned. That’s how it had to be if you wanted to be in the “know”.
Today’s generation has had the benefit of watching technological giants like Google, condense those hours into a split-second search. The point is, attention spans have gotten shorter due to how easy it’s become to find answers. When it’s easier to obtain a goal, sometimes we take for granted the steps that are needed to get there, thus inflating our minds with ego and the illusion that we really put in work.
Simmons the feeling is mutual, its time to say goodbye to the Sixers
Why am I bringing this up? Let’s take a trip back to the 2016 NBA Summer League. Sixers vs Lakers. Simmons in his first game, early in the first quarter, gets a switch against then-rookie, now current L.A. Clippers backup center, Ivica Zubac. The crowd is screaming, “Shoot it! Shoot it!!!”. Simmons instead drives by Zubac on the baseline, finding a cutting Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot for the layup.
A nice play…
The tip of a huge iceberg if you’re paying attention.