I used to watch basketball fanatically when I was a lot younger. It was fast paced, exciting and I could play my own version at the school during P.E.. Why did I stop watching? It was about 20 years ago when the NBA tried to make their entire league about Michael Jordan. Literally, Jordan was on everyone's back, lunchbox, wall, and the NBA was hyping him up to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. Before that, you had full teams of people that you knew practically the entire starting line if you were a casual fan: For instance: A.C. Green, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and Byron Scott. Literally, the concept of a team was non-existant once the NBA tried to make Michael Jordan the entire team. Maybe 1 in 4 "fans" of the Bulls knew Scottie Pippen, and if you asked to name any other player, forget it. Now they're doing the same thing with Kobe Bryant.