Sport has the power to uplift the health and life quality of individuals, which is no longer a secret. Yet, given the consideration of the “Toronto Fever” rising tremendously in recent days, it is expected to be more than just encouraging people to have stronger bodies.
Seeing more and more people wearing the Raptor jerseys gathering in the streets and cheering for every shot being made, it is unfair to hold back the real thought within the deep of my heart: maybe all we need to eliminate all the disputes so to make a harmonious society is a basketball team.
The major cause of the inner schism in many countries is the disparity of multiple religions, which yet can be effectively relieved by possessing a basketball team for everyone to support in their local regions. Due to the historical issues, people inheriting their own ancestors’ wisdom and commandments would act differently to one and another, which provokes the inevitable conflicts including the contentious diet styles and attitudes towards sexes, etc.
However, a team for winning the championship could let them put those fights aside simply because the team spirit, the efforts for surviving and the thirst for victory are the deepest instincts of a human being—older than any of the religions in the world. That is also the reason why people in different skin colors and religions can stand together in Toronto downtown and burst into jubilate for every 3 pointers, every clutch rebound and every solid defense of 24 seconds. That is the moment that we do not tell a difference between each other because we can embrace those disparities for the same joy.
Apart from the inspiration provided for a nation, a team for championship also is the catalyst for the substantial prosperity in local areas. If we can calmly focus on the crazy crowds in celebration, it is not difficult to spot massive commodities being designed, produced, sold and promoted, which usually means higher employment rate, the uprise of income or even new business being born.
Let’s take those key chains for an example, no matter how non-relevant it seems to the sports industry, the sales record was easily broken on the very day that the Raptors won the champion of the eastern conference—because the key chains have the team logo on them.
If we let the vision be narrowed down to the unit of the family, still, this team can do good for improving the family relationship by providing more common topics. Limited by their own specific ages and the social structures during the growths, most children and parents are suffering from the generation gaps, which is also jeopardizing the normal communication in their families.
With a beloved team, however, they can share feelings and ideas by watching the games. It is not only creating an opportunity for them to sit together and enjoy the entertainment, but also to build up a platform for the youngsters to equally talk to their parents.
Like family activities being enriched, we will also become better ones to be responsible for the society because of this team. Surely, we will never unveil how the universe figures our destinies out by randomly giving us something to watch or experience, yet we know one thing for sure: seeing others harvest the victory by paying efforts will make us believe that “God helps those who help themselves” and lead us to the similar path.
Most of us are likely to return to our peaceful lives after the celebration for a basketball game victory, while that touched string will vibrate in every behavior of ours ever since.
We certainly cannot expect the world to be completely saved by the game of basketball because there are too many other complicated issues after all. But according to the analysis on the aspect of society, family and individuals, we can obviously see what an indispensable role a sports team can play for a city or even a country.