I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity. When you become a world champion, you’re not automatically respected. You’re immensely popular because of that, because of the media coverage and exposure, but respect is something that you garner by going through the long hard route of giving it, and receiving it, and making it solid, and it’s a permanent situation. To have the respect of a lot of people and to be a respected person is so much more important to me at this stage in my life. If I had not won a world championship in basketball, I think that that would probably still be there. That’s really what counts to me.