Some times Pro players make a "sea change" in the minds of the kids that play the game. I played a lot of pick-up ball in my youth (a LONG time ago) and the playground game was totally selfish until Magic Johnson made it "cool" to make the assist. Suddenly lots of playground players were looking to make the sweet pass instead of scoring themselves and it changed what I was used to. Before it was if you wanted to take a shot you had better get a defensive rebound and dribble up court. Now it was way cooler to make the sweet pass to somebody getting an easy deuce. For that I thank Magic J a whole lot. He singlehandedly improved basketball as it is played on the playgrounds of the USA and the world by making it cool to actually play one really important aspect of the game properly. Jo's commitment to total energy at both ends might make a huge positive impact on kids wanting to play the game if there are kids watching the game and want to "Be Like Jo". That is how the game needs to be played if it is played at the highest level. I love it.