Gary told me he got all choked up while reading this story about two high school basketball teams who rallied around one player in a time of personal crisis, even sacrificing scoring opportunities.
Our sporting culture is a reflection of a lot of different social, material and ideological forces. The ability to transcend competitive pressure is truly a sign of moral, and therefore social, advancement. This reminds me of the oft-told stories of the Christmas Truce and other situations of informal armistice (meaning an armistice not imposed by high command; a fascinating and heartening possibility for humanity).
Both of these high school hoops teams are to be commended. Heck yeah, good job.