Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors were just cruising along through the season. They had the best record, the most all-stars, and the highest hope for a championship of any NBA team. And then a weird thing happened; Kevin Durant sprained his MCL during a game against the Washington Wizards.
Sure, the Warriors might not need Durant to win a championship. They did it without him two years ago, and they almost did it again last year. But this year, the Warriors went all in with Durant, getting rid of key contributors like Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut, so without him, they are a much weaker team.
Just two weeks ago, it seemed inevitable that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers would give us a three-peat of their dual in the NBA Finals. Sure, upsets are possible, and teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, and others will have their say, but the odds remained in favor of a Cavs/Warriors reunion. In one day, all that changed. Kevin Durant is out for weeks, maybe more. A damaged knee is nothing to mess with, so there’s no way to know yet if he’ll be back in time to finish the season.
Here’s how Kevin Durant’s injury relates to you in your non-NBA job; you never know! Yes, you could get injured slipping down the stairs on your way to a meeting (try to avoid that, though–it wouldn’t make a good story). Countless things could happen to throw your business off. Think about what those are, and prepare yourself, so if they do happen you can get back on track quickly. Perhaps the challenge you encounter can even be an opportunity. Either way, be pro-active during the good times, so when less-than-good times come, you can handle them.
It will be interesting to see how the Golden State Warriors handle their new challenge.
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