Case in point is Utah's Deron Williams. And we should not be surprised. He grew up in the Dallas area at The Colony. We Texans have class.
But if you caught the highlight of Williams hugging Gail Miller, the widow of Utah owner Larry Miller, who died on Friday, it let you know that the new face of the Jazz's franchise has dignity to go with his outrageous talent.
And after the game, he had this to say: "I only see one other owner, Mark Cuban probably, as close to a team as Larry is.''
That's high praise for Cuban, because Miller was a pioneer in being involved with every aspect of the team, particularly what happened on the court.
Miller is gone. But with people like Williams, coach Jerry Sloan and assistant Phil Johnson leading the franchise, you can't help but root for the Jazz, even if they play a style of basketball that frustrates the bejabbers out of many opponents.