If you find yourself mired in the meat-market metrics of talent evaluation, be it in sport, business, entertainment, or whatever, it’s important to remember not to confuse hype and myth. There’s a difference, you see. Hype is something narrowly transfixed on expected results; results which hindsight will one day render prophetic or foolish, depending on whom or what you believe. So when the hype surrounding an NBA-bound player surpasses substance and numbers, a roll of the dice can easily stop snake eyes. But if it’s myth supplanting the stats, well, sometimes that can just be fun as hell.