I'm not sure if any of you know Chuck Klosterman, but if not seek out a few of his pop-culture driven books. Although he isn't for everyone, he has some pretty neat idea's.
Two such bits of his come from his musings on two of my own personal favorite players, Steve Nash, and Gilbert Arenas.
When you have some time, read both exerpts from his books the first is on Gil Arenas, the second of course, our very own Stev Nash. Enjoy.