With me and basketball, it became part of me. First of all, what happens is, when you’re good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity. I liked that. “Well, here’s Mike, he’s a basketball player.” That connection was good. It helped me have confidence in other areas, because it wasn’t just “Mike,” it was “Mike, who is also a good basketball player.” So I worked at it, and I really liked it. It became a friend. When I had troubles, I’d go out — with basketball, you can do it by yourself, too. So you’d go out and shoot, and you’d fantasize. Your imagination could run wild. I always won in my imagination. I always hit the game-winning shot, or I hit the free throw. Or if I missed, there was a lane violation, and I was given another one. It helped me become a much more confident person. It was much more than a game to me, and always has been.