Ball Don't Lie - NBA

Effort. That's all a coach asks. Even if you're not the most talented team in the NBA. Even if you're well on your way toward your 59th loss in 76 games. Even if you're the Minnesota Timberwolves, still rebuilding.

And if you give up a driving lay-up to LeBron James(notes) while fouling him and sending the former MVP to the free throw line, please remember that James has just one foul shot due to him, not two.

And don't let this happen:

Hmm. It appears as if Chris Bosh(notes) and the Miami Heat were standing around as well. So, let's try this again.

Effort. That's all a coach asks. Even if you're part of the most talented trio in the NBA. Even if your toughness has been mocked league-wide, and you're well on your way to your 53rd win in 76 tries …

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