My approach was it’s a team game.  And the only important stat, if you want to call it that, is the final score.  And so I was only interested in winning.  But that goes back to my high school and college days.  At that time it was never acceptable that a black player was the best.  That did not happen.  That’s like all the baseball players in the Negro leagues. They were never considered Hall of Famers or anything like that, although we found out later that they were just as good, if not better, than the so-called famous. So I’ll digress for just a minute. My junior year in college, I had what I thought was the one of the best college seasons ever.  We won 28 out of 29 games.  We won the National Championship.  I was the MVP at the Final Four.  I was first team All American.  I averaged over 20 points and over 20 rebounds, and I was the only guy in college blocking shots.  So after the season was over, they had a Northern California banquet, and they picked another center as Player of the Year in Northern California. Well, that let me know that if I were to accept these as the final judges of my career I would die a bitter old man.  So I made a conscious decision: “What I’ll do is I will try my very best to win every game.  So when my career is finished it will be a historical fact I won these games, these championships, and there’s no one’s opinion how good I am or how good other guys are or comparing things.”  And so as I chronicle my career playing basketball, I played organized basketball for 21 years and I was on 18 championship teams. So that’s what my standard is: playing a team game and my team winning. I really applaud — and adore really — these great athletes, that play my game especially.  So I feel humbled if someone wants to go past that and include me in that group, because I never include myself in that group.