North Carolina is fifth in the country in getting other states' retirees.
Certainly, the more all-star games, the more difficult it is. If you weren't associated with a shoe company, I think you'd have a difficult time.
This is perhaps the first generation of minorities that have a full and equal shot at the American Dream. Certainly more black Americans have gone into the middle class over the last 20 years than in any other 20 year period.
Culturally, the black community has always embraced family and church as a source of strength. But technology is a factor in mobility today. You can stay in communication with friends through Palm Pilots and emails.
It's working out. The talent's great. The kids are great. Adidas is good about making sure the best interests of the Derby Festival Classic always come first. They haven't strong-armed us in any way.