from Bill Simmons' latest - http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8056767/the-mandatory-nba-finals-power-rankings
If you were making a Pride Power Rankings of NBA players, Wade and Kobe would be 1-2 in some order, then there would be a massive dropoff to no. 3 (maybe Chris Paul?), and then you'd keep going for about 400 more players until you got to Vince Carter.
Vince's mom supplied all the pride, and that is what he followed through on.