The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat by a score of 104-87 to capture the 2014 NBA Finals championship. The Spurs were able to control LeBron James and the Heat in nearly every aspect of the game. But beyond their battle on the basketball court, there are several key lessons that can be learned from the Spurs’ victory.
Here are four things San Antonio Spurs’ NBA Finals victory can teach you about success.
You’re never too young to be great
At the age of 22, Kawhi Leonard shocked the nation by winning the coveted NBA Finals MVP award. He proved that a young person can achieve extraordinary feats by preparing and performing well when given the opportunity.
Consistency leads to longevity
While Leonard showed the world his greatness at the age of 22, Tim Duncan proved that he could still perform at a high level at 38. Duncan has never been a flashy player, but his consistency has allowed him the play on a championship level at an age where most of his peers have already retired from the sport.
A great leader knows how to make adjustments when faced with adversity
Gregg Popovich made adjustments after losing to the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals. He discovered the Heat’s weaknesses and exploited them in this year’s Finals. We will all be faced with adversity, but it’s important to make adjustments to get through a rough situation.
Execution is key to success
The Spurs play the same way every single time they are on offense. They seem to have an idea of how they will score before the ball reaches half court. When it comes to business and life, it’s important to have a plan and execute properly.