playing pretty

A play where the flow is perfect, the rhythm is perfect,” Curry said. That is how he defined beautiful basketball.

Jerry West, a Hall of Fame player for the Lakers who, as a team executive, built decades of championship rosters, is now a consultant to the Warriors.

“Aesthetics absolutely matter,” West said. “They matter because it usually means you’re more proficient in what you’re doing.”

In other words, these days, playing pretty is playing to win.

-John Branch ‘The Golden State Warriors Play the Beautiful Game‘ The New York Times


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