Playoffs on Fi-yah and What Ubuntu Really Means, Van Gundy

Ubuntu is not “sacrifice” as Jeff Van Gundy stated in the call of the Celtic’s winning game against the Hawks. Ubuntu means something more along the lines of shared humanity and contribution. Here’s the explanation from the Ubuntu website – the Linux-based, open source operating system:

Ubuntu is a South African ethical ideology focusing on people’s allegiances and relations with each other. From the Zulu and Xhosa languages, pronounced “oo-BOON-too” it is …a traditional African concept, a founding principle of the new republic of South Africa, means “humanity towards others”. Another translation: “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”.

“A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu

And now, back to our regularly scheduled programing:

Celtics are killing the Hawks. Final score: 99-65 – defense is back.

Hugo the Hornet was on Fire. The Hornets’ mascot jumped through a ring of fire (yes, the Johnny Cash song played in the background) on his way to making a slam dunk (yes, he was aided by a trampoline.) The problem was the ring wouldn’t go out. Fire extinguishers were brought out, then clean up began and nineteen minutes later the teams took the floor again. The Hornets kept Duncan to his playoff low 5 points on their way to a win. 101-82.

Sox Slump Ending?

Let’s hope so. Their 12-4 victory over Tampa Bay seems to say so.


~ by jacqueline1230 on May 5, 2008.

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