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Basketball is about feelings: Superstars all become villains eventually

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It happened to Michael Jordan. LeBron James. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and it seems to be happening to Luka Donu010diu0107 right now.

Our heroes fall from grace because we, the fans and the media, get tired of them, get annoyed with their flaws and the newness of the experience wears off. The rising stars eventually fall, or stop rising - outside the court at least, because we can’t bear to see the same faces dominate too long. Their faults get worse the more we have to witness them, despite most of them being minuscule to begin with.

And so we move along, our short attention spans looking for the next big thing, for someone who - at least in the beginning - is more superhuman.