There’s a new Nike commercial out that’s pretty sweet. In the video, we see a kid from China and one from the US falling in love with the sport of basketball, and then it goes on to show their different paths to the NBA. Along the way, we see the gradual formation of their rivalry but mutual respect for each other’s game. This exemplifies the best of sports — it shows that no matter where you come from, if you practice hard and have the talent, people will respect you for what you do on the court. It’s a competition of your abilities, not anything else. It also goes to show that at the heart of it, kids born and raised in different countries are not so different after all.