Competitiveness vs. Disrespect

I am a competitive person. When I play, I play to win. Who doesn't? But I try not to be disrespectful to those whom I am playing with or against. Yesterday, while playing basketball at work, a player on the other team was clearly getting frustrated and being a bit off of his game began playing recklessly. On one play, he flailed his arms and inadvertently hit me in the mouth. I know the guy on a personal level and know that he is a good guy and wouldn't do anything to intentionally hurt me or anyone else. After getting hit in the mouth, I politely said to him, "Take it easy." These games are just...


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