Sure it does for me. I credit sports for shaping me into the person I am. Through the influence of sports, I have gained competitiveness, determination, fortitude, will power, desire, and passion amongst other things. When you see the performance of Michael Jordan in his "sick game" on June 10, 1997 you will see that a person can achieve anything they set their mind to regardless of circumstances. That's something that transcends basketball and sports.