Mark Cuban is doing a Q&A as part of Web Summit 2020 right now and someone asked him if he'd take MJ or LeBron. He answered "If I want a killer who can make the shot at the end of the game, I want MJ. If I want someone who will make everyone on the team better, I want LeBron." When prompted to pick one, he said "Well seeing as MJ's like 60 years old I'll choose LeBron."
Like for example how many people seem to celebrate Cuba's healthcare or Venezuela "resisting" the US. In Spain, people from the party Podemos are weirdly obsessed with Venezuela's government.
This is family lore for us.
Just a little back story, my father’s family has been on the North American continent before the US had even declare its independence from Britain. Turn of the 20th century, his grandfather, my great grandfather, left from Kentucky to homestead in Saskatchewan, Canada. Some of his 15 children were born in the US, the rest in Canada. Important fact for late.
My dad’s father, Allen, was one of the US born kids, but married a Canadian girl. Allen served in the US army durning WWII, so grandma stayed with family in Ridgeway, Ontario, while he was serving over in Europe, first 3 kids of 6 were born in Canada.
After Allen was done in the Army, he got a job in the Chevy Engine Plant in Tonawanda, NY. In 1950, move the family over, dad was 7 yrs old. My dad, Canadian born siblings and mom, all got green cards.
Dad graduated from a high school in Buffalo, NY (which is how we figured that he ended up in the Navy, without them realizing that he was Canadian. Also we think dad had been in the US so long, he sort forgot about the Canadian birth thing) Dad wanted to go to College, but needed money to do so.
Joined the Navy to qualify for the GI bill.
Dad, (not sure what it was called), became a radar man(?) and was serving on a destroyer durning the Cuban Missile Crisis. While on ship, it came up that he was not a US citizen. He was asked by is commanding officer, why he never said anything. Dad’s response “No one ever asked, Sir”
Very quickly, dad was on a helicopter to Miami, where on Mother’s Day, he was put in front of a federal judge and sworn in as a US citizen. After this was back on a helicopter and flown back to the ship, to resume his duties.
When on to become a US history teacher in Buffalo schools.
Some items of note:
Most of this is from chapter 30 of the book Killing Hope, you can read it here