you're under the assumption that he loves basketball though. what if he doesn't love it? what if he just tolerates it because he needs to make a living like the other regular people? you guys also didn't take into consideration that the more people make, the more they spend and let's not forget they get taxed more than a MF and mostly likely have to make their money last and won't be bringing much money in after their playing career.
It takes a tremendous amount of work to make...and even harder work to sustain a career in the NBA. You don't put yourself thru the hustle and bustle of a professional sport since his high school if you don't love it. His career path says he loves it. Going through what he went through and getting back on the path of being a productive player in the league is indicative of someone who loved it enough to fight through the obstacles.