DALLAS -- Count Los Angeles Laker legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among many observers who were fascinated with the way the San Antonio Spurs were able to use exceptional teamwork recently to defeat the Miami Heat in five games and win their fifth NBA title.
In town Monday to participate on a sports panel for the United States Conference of Mayors, Abdul-Jabbar acknowledged that Miami's three superstars of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh couldn't overcome all the wepaons the Spurs had at their disposal.
"The whole idea of having guys that work well together as a unit, that’s how you win basketball games,'' Abdul-Jabbar said at the Omni Dallas Hotel. "Having outstanding individuals is great, but it’s the team that gets the job done.
"The fact that the people in San Antonio understand that and they try to get the players that get behind that approach, that’s what makes them successful.''
-- Dwain Price
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