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Rumi-nations For Dogus And Our Team

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Islam's team has gone to shit since losing this theological point guard

Take heed young Balbay: the 13th century Sufi mystic and Seljuk, Turkey native Rumi had this to say about point guard play:

If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action.

Rumi is talking about intelligently collapsing a defense with penetration off of the screen-n-roll game.

And how about this for a team caught in a slump?

Make yourself free from self at one stroke!

Like a sword be without trace of soft iron;

Like a steel mirror, scour off all rust with contrition.

Message: Self-pity is quicksand. Get out of your own head.


Attaboy, Ataturk!