Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:4 NIV
You get on a team and it doesn’t take long to figure out that if you only look out for yourself the other players aren’t going to get along with you very well. They may put up with you because you are scoring points, but you will win less games than you could.
Instead, you look out for you teammates as well as yourself. When you first started playing basketball remember how you had to watch the ball as you dribbled. It was easy for the other guys to take the ball from you because you didn’t see them coming. So you learned how to dribble and look around at the same time. Just expand on that. Sometimes we say that a player ‘sees the floor’. We are trying to say that he is aware of where everyone is on the floor. That way you know when someone is coming to set a screen for you. You know where the open player is if a second player comes to guard you. You know when a teammate makes a backdoor cut and is wide open.
When you start doing this, all the players on your team are able to play better, and you can go much farther than you would if everyone is just looking out for themselves.