i feel that this piece goes somewhat deeper than just the surface level you see when taking the piece at face value. i think one has to look deeper, beyond what might at first glance seem to be the "subject," to the background, to see the true impact this work has to offer. the abstract shapes on display seem to evoke something more– something on a deeper level, like a flash of memory from adolescence. it evokes the default yellow sparks effect of after effects that a young b-ball fan might have utilized once in an attempt to display their love for Johnson's basket ball performance. one only has to glance in passing at a work like BASGET BALL JOHNSON to be instantly transported back to a simpler time, when men were men, and ball were ball. when the earnest admiration of a child for the unabashed passion of sport could take on a mystical, ephemeral fantasy life of its own. i rate BASGET BALL JOHNSON 5 stars out of 5 stars, and encourage anyone who feels their motivation in life slipping to ponder the subtle folds of Johnson's ball shorts and tank top as they flutter in the breeze of his action on the court. i assure you, you won't regret it.