George Gervin. The Iceman.
Mr. Smooth with the finger roll. He was one of the most prolific scorers of his time. He averaged 26.2 points per game for his NBA career, and 21.9 for his prior time in the ABA.
The most interesting thing I found?
He played his last year with the Bulls, in 1985-86, with a young player (at the time) named Michael Jordan. And he had to come off the bench. George Gervin came off the bench. He only played 25.2 minutes per game that year. He averaged a career low, 16.2 points per game (the only exception was his rookie year in the ABA: 14.1).
There comes a time in all of our lives that we won’t be able to do something at the same level we used to.
We can choose humility in grace, as we exit.
Or we can go out kicking and screaming.
It is best to look for the next thing God has in store for us. Something new. Something that will stretch us. Maybe even something that doesn’t come near as easy to us. In this we find new reasons to become creative once again.
New ways to finger roll.