To become a legend, it helps to live in the presence of as a legend. Greatness begets greatness. I cannot help but picking up this morning's paper and reading how Kevin Durant got a triple-double (somewhat rare for him) and how James Hardin got his seventh triple-double of the season and wonder if they have been inspired by Russell Westbrook's stacking up so many triple-doubles.
You live in the shadow of a legend, and the shadow wears off on you. You live in the presence of greatness, and you become great, yourself.