He's a guy who genuinely wants people to like him. Like Magic. You can't say that about MJ, Bird or Kobe
See that's why I don't like him (I don't hate him). He tries to hard to make everyone like him. Stop it. Stop worrying about everyone liking you because it's not going to happen. Hasn't happen for anyone in the history of this planet, so why does he think it'll be different for him?
It's why I both life and respect MJ/Bird/Kobe. They don't give two shits about being liked. They aren't out there trying to win Prom King. They are out there to be the best of the best. They'll let the kid who volunteers for charities and shite win Prom King, but they'll go out and win the state championship and frick the Prom Queen and all her friends and all the cheerleaders and a goth chic too just cus.