We all need a team

Bill Simmons' latest piece on Pat Riley is full of great Riley stories. One particular moment where Riley talks to Kevin Garnett really resonated with me (italics mine):

It happened to everyone. You won’t truly know how outstanding you are, Riley promised him, until you’re surrounded by elite teammates who make you better. He told stories about Magic’s Lakers teams, how special they were, how many battles they fought, how those postseasons bonded them for life. There was a higher level of basketball. It was out there. You wouldn’t understand until you’ve experienced it. And until you’ve lost it, too.

We all need a team. On the right team we can go higher and be better than we ever thought we could.

To put it another way, we can only go so far alone.