Play Eighteen: Just keep playing
Quitting is easy. Many throw the towel in as soon as the game becomes real. And many sit in the bleachers judging and talking as though they are the ones out on the court. It takes a champion to learn from mistakes, remain poise and intensify the game when the odds are against them. The hard part is playing till the time runs out on the scoreboard. It ain't over till the buzzer sounds; anything is possible. You won't know how it turns out if you walk off the field even a minute too early. Keep Playing!!!
Play Seventeen: Part of history
Tomorrow will always be a part of your history. What you do today determines your past. Do you want to leave a positive footprint on history or a negative one? Your actions (practicing, working hard, never giving up, positive thinking) determine your consequences. Make choices right for you and your history will be one for the records.
Play Sixteen: Victory
Sometimes victory doesn't equate to winning the championship game. Sometimes victory is just showing up, playing with your heart, not giving up and showing the world that you have what it takes to just play the game.