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Hey, it’s Hutch, and I’m taking over this week’s Truth Tuesday.
Almost every conversation about sports greatness (especially basketball) includes Michael Jordan. He’s arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, although I think Lebron has to be in the conversation too, but I digress. People focus so much on MJ, that they tend to neglect the fact he had help from Scottie Pippen. This week’s Truth Tuesday I want to talk about the fact that Pippen has six rings too.
MJ never won a championship without Pippen, and Pippen never won one without Mike. You already know this blog is about truth and relationships, so you see where I’m going with this analogy. Marriage is a team sport! Don’t get me wrong, you still have individual achievements such as awards and promotions, but the most fulfilling acheivements are the team awards (kids, house, etc).
In our marriage, Sheena is my best teammate and biggest fan, and I serve the same role for her. No matter how big or small our goals are we cheer each other on, support each other’s endeavors and do whatever we can to see the other succeed.
Sometimes it’s my time to shine and stick my tongue out while I’m gliding from the free throw line to drunk. When I was in grad school Sheena was my biggest supporter. She played the role of Pippen by sacrificing for the team especially when we had to miss events and quality time due to my school schedule.
Sheena is Jordan when she’s in her element at blogger events and her speaking engagements. People approach her and talk about the blog, and they often say they feel like they know me because of her posts. During those times, I’m her sidekick (Pippen), and I’m proud to watch her be the star that she is and play the role of Jordan.
Since this is Truth Tuesday, I’ll be all the way real with yall. When Sheena told me about her idea for Truth Tuesday and let me read the first one, I wasn’t on board at all. I was hesitant about her sharing intimate details of our life/marriage. The next day I realized that I must respect her calling and try my best to understand her purpose. Although I’m mentioned in several Truth Tuesday posts, I’m definitely Pippen because Sheena is the brains behind it, and it’s my job to support her dreams and aspirations.
At the end of the day, her wins are my wins and my wins are her wins too! As long as we are on the same team, no win is bigger than the team. You must learn it can’t always be about you. Pippen has the same amount of rings as Jordan and is no worse off because he was the sidekick.
Have you ever been the sidekick to your partner?
I’ll be back on the blog soon!
Wow! Awesome post!!! Being each other cheerleaders and partners is one of the keys to a successful and happy marriage. Love that you point out Sheena can be the MJ and you love her for that even more. Sheena is amazing but you are both lucky/blessed/etc to have each other. Love this post! Great job!
Awww thanks so much!!!
#truth. Love it!!!
Awesome job Hutch! You are absolutely right relationships or friendships are a team effort. I love the analogy you used and hope to read more truths from ya!
Yes, every relationship is a team sport
This was an awesome post & this analogy is so perfect. Some couples unfortunately struggle to grasp this concept and end up like Shaq and Kobe! So nice to see another great married couple who has the right idea. Keep it up guys! Xo
Not Shaq and Kobe 😂😂😂 great analogy 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
This is a great message! I love the analogy between Pippen and MJ, and marriage. I definitely plan on having that type of supportive, your win is my win, and vice versa type of relationship when I get married.
Yes, that mindset makes things so much easier
First off I freaking love this. Sheena knows that Truth Tuesday is my favorite.
I am Pippen all the time and I love it. I am the cheerleader taking pictures, capturing his greatness, and bigging him up.
We are a movement by ourselves but we are a force when we are together.
Pippen doesn’t get the love he deserves. “Force when we’re together” 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
I love this post so much. It’s such a beautiful testament to your wife. And thanks to this post, I can tell my husband, the sports fanatic, that I understand what Pippen does.
I’ve often told my husband that we are each others best Public relations agent because we always do our best to make the other look good.. Most importantly, we are definitely each others support system.
I like the best public relations agent. That’s too cool!
Wow this was an Awesome message to convey! I can’t say that I’ve been or felt like I was the sidekick in a relationship before, but I do think it’s important to play off of each other strengths to achieve the overall goal and betterment of the relationship. This was a great analogy!
I agree it’s important to play to each other’s strengths
This is a beautiful post. People always forget to mention the help of Pippen when talking about Mike, but shame Lebron for needing help because he’s argued to be the “greatest and shouldn’t need anyone” (unrealistic). Life, especially when married is about a partnership..it’s a team effort and you can’t win without the success of each individual. Love how you bought the two topics together.
Marriage is about partner 👏🏾
This. Post. So. Good. This is why I love, Love and want it. This!!!! So awesome, so sweet. As always….I just Love y’all.
Thanks! He’ll be writing more.
I love this post. It’s my first time coming across your Truth Tuesday but from what I see the two of you are definitely #relationshipgoals.
Awww thanks so much!!!
This was the perfect analogue. Definitely something I need to remember when I get into my next relationship. The support player is just as important as the star.
Thanks for reading
This was such a great analogy! As a team of two you have to play off of each other’s strengths and realize that those might change based on the circumstances. Check your ego and get to the win.
Yes, like you said the ego has to be checked
You know behind every great man is a great women and vice versa. Having someone that knows how to assist in a major way “a la Pippin” and the importance of that role is what works in a marriage. Depending on what it is, we have both been Pippen in our soon to be 19 years of marriage.
WOW 19 years of marriage
When I saw this on Instagram I was like, yeah Pippen does have those 6 rings too. Everyone has a role to play in life and marriage. I’m going to share with my hubbs.
Thanks so much
This was AWESOME! I love the analogies. So often Pippen gets lost in the sauce, but teamwork makes the dream work so he deserves a seat at the table as well. The application to marriage opened my eyes. Great job!
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 you’re right he does get lost in the sauce too often
loved this post and you’re right no win is bigger than a team- I’ve been a sidekick – cheerleader and coach…..
Thanks so much