It’s impossible to have a healthy relationship with the future without cultivating an appreciation of the past. One of the greatest players to ever grace the hardwood posited this statement with the deftness of his sweet mid-range jumper. “I built my talents on the shoulders of someone’s else’s talent,” stated Michael Jordan in his book “For the Love of the Game.” He added, “ I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes from era to era. Without Julius Erving, David Thompson, Walter Davis, Elgin Baylor, there would never have been a Michael Jordan. I evolved from them.” Jordan’s statements exemplify the DNA of who we are and what we are looking to accomplish with ProBasketballLegends.com.
Pro Basketball Legends is celebration of greatness. We seek to venerate the icons of professional basketball with a platform befitting their prominence. In a technology-rich world imbued with abbreviated attention spans and instant gratification, knowledge may be abundant, but wisdom is scare. At ProBasketballLegends.com we seek to distill much needed discourse with these NBA icons. They have provided the foundation of today’s global success . Triumph in the NBA, as in life, is rarely a linear progression. The road to victory is littered with detours, potholes, and cul-de-sacs. The sagacity, resilience, and commitment of these NBA gladiators have crafted the contours and dimensions of today’s game. Their repository of accomplishments have paved the way for today’s stars. Before there was Steph Curry, there was Tiny Archibald. Before Kevin Love, there was Jerry Lucas. Wilt, Kareem, Clyde, the Pearl, The Dream, Hondo………. we can go on and on. History endows us with a certain clarity. Our NBA Legends have bestowed us their rare jewels of wisdom and attainment. At NBA Legends we want to insure these accomplishments are cherished and shared. Pay it forward.
In life the journey is often more compelling than the destination. At Pro Basketball Legends, we want to impart a nuanced and layered insight into each player’s personal narrative and achievements. We also want to understand the PERSON behind the greatness. What is life like now for these NBA icons? Our goal is to spread the gospel of NBA- Legends across the globe. We want to insure today’s generation appreciates and understands a house is only as good as the foundation. Each week, we will feature a deep-dive conversation with a different NBA legend. The extraordinary belongs to those who made it possible. Welcome and enjoy. This is from my soul and a true labor of love.