When Michael Jordan quit, I suddenly found myself without a sports hero.
I was a judo athlete, while taking modeling as my side job, before I eventually quit my professional sports career over a knee injury.
To catch a wave, to stand up - it was just life-changing. There was nothing that even came close. I quit playing all other sports - by the time I was eleven, they were toast.
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.