After releasing the once fan favorite Stephen Jackson, the Spurs have acted quickly and made the gamble of signing former perennial all-star, Tracy McGrady. But will he be up to leading the desperate Spurs on a deep playoff run?
The days of Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Shaquille O'Neal, Tracey McGrady, and Vince Carter are long gone. Although the legends may have retired, the present day has brought in a new generation of high flyers -- and it seems like some of the best touch down in the Staples Center.
Rather than dwelling on the shortcomings of our athletic heroes fed by the "build them up, tear them down" media culture, perhaps we should celebrate those stars who can inspire our children to also give of themselves to others.