Next time someone says “you’re lucky,” just nod.
We live in a golden age of sport. While great accomplishments are scattered throughout history, the present accumulates a great variety of them. Let’s call it “a sacred confluence”.
Football and basketball are two clear examples of the above.
In football the Cruyff, Maradona, Ronaldinho, Best and a lot of other players have stood out. Some have reached the top, others have not. But history has always been written with a referent; ergo a selfish superhero, because he does not share the throne.
Cristiano and Messi came to break all paradigms. Even that. Both are at the top; both have reached it in the presence of the other. They alternated the last decade of world football, until a Croatian put an end. Or period and followed.
This only in one sport. Just one. Let’s go with another global referent.
The exciting world of the NBA. The magic of American basketball. The place where LeBron and Curry are in charge of eclipsing a whole generation of impeccable athletes.
The Golden State revolution under Curry, LeBron James milestones with Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. Oakland continues to maintain its legend (with a long way to go), Los Angeles welcomes a man who has changed everything. And looking, of course, to change the current situation of the team.
Exciting competitions, different sports.
The schedules between the best football leagues and the NBA do not coincide, which makes everything even better.
It is, without a doubt, a golden generation in the world of sport; only taking into account two of the most popular disciplines.
Motor racing, motorcycling, athletics and, especially, tennis are also writing stories with legendary references.
Why all these achievements?
We are the result of a changing society. So are we. Human beings will modify everything at their own pace, sometimes out of necessity and sometimes to achieve something already written. This is where the current sport comes in.
You just have to see what Cristiano and Messi are trying… Or LeBron and Curry.