Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Celtics use Ubuntu to beat Lakers

Excerpt from the Associated Press article about the Celtics-Lakers game last night:

"It was a group effort by this gang in green, which bonded behind Rivers, who borrowed an African word ubuntu (pronounced Ooh-BOON-too) and roughly means "I am, because we are" in English, as the Celtics' unifying team motto.

The Celtics gave the Lakers a 12-minute crash course of ubuntu in the second quarter.

Boston outscored Los Angeles 34-19, getting 11 field goals on 11 assists. The Celtics toyed with the Lakers, outworking the Western Conference's best inside and out and showing the same kind of heart that made Boston the center of pro basketball's universe in the '60s. "

It's not what you thought, but it's still nice to see that the ubuntu concept is used successfully in sports too. I wonder what parallel we can make between the Lakers' game last night and an operating system. The Windows Blue Screen of Death comes to mind.

1 comment:

Evan said...

When I read stories like this [1] I wonder if the people picking the motto knew of ubuntu the software.

Also, "Boston outscored Los Angeles 34-19, getting 11 field goals on 11 assists." ... field goal in basketball?!?

[1] The other story I remember was some Episcopal conference had ubuntu as the theme.