I think that players play, and they compete, and it's not about incentives.
It was the Michael Jordan/Nike phenomenon that really let people see that athletes were OK, and black athletes were OK. Defying a previous wisdom - not only that black athletes wouldn't sell in white America, but that the NBA as a predominantly black sport could not sell in white America.
Everyone knows that if you can keep on making money, everyone's happy.
I'm not big on looking back beyond the moment in which decisions and events occur. I'm always pushing forward.
I love my job. I come every day having a ball.