In all walks of life, in tragedy there is opportunity. So today, as we mourn the loss of innocent lives in Boston, we should all take a moment to send thoughts and prayers to those affected by the horrific events that unfolded yesterday.
We can use the tragedy as an opportunity to unite and come together.
On any level, sports is a unifying force that has helped bridge economic, social, geographical and political divisions among citizens of the world, and the NBA has become a melting pot and the epitome of this idea.
All acts of terror are obviously reprehensible, but that this particular attack occurred during an event that featured unification at its finest—and on a day when Boston celebrates the beginning of the American Revolution—was especially unnerving for me, personally.