Basketball is a game in which divergent talents and skills collide. It’s a game of finesse versus strength, a game in which athleticism, quickness, and strength can disrupt the flow and rhythm of a silky smooth finesse team blessed with pure shooters. Putting points on the board and defending are equally important to the outcome of games, but those tasks demand different skills. People often say that offensive players are born, not made. The same is not true of defenders. Most players naturally gravitate to scoring and shooting, whereas they must be taught team and individual defensive fundamentals.