Originally Posted by Mr_Tomahawk
Maybe not, but it is fact.
Each and every player is a different from previous players in the same system, the same team, or whatever the case might be.
You have to draw conclusions about a player based on the observations of that player, not based on the failure or success of players that played in that system or school previously.
I don't think Barkley is more physically talented, or even smarter, than his predecessors, but I do believe he has a mental toughness, dedication, and leadership qualities that they did not possess.
At the end of the day, those are the qualities that I believe separates failure and success.