Yes, professional sports, are corrupt. By how much, we don't know. Still, people's trajectories emulate those of the classic hero's at times. The day after LeBron James announces he's returning home to Cleveland, I immediately thought of Christopher Vogler's invaluable book The Writer's Journey. We have our hero leave his/her native world, in this case Cleveland, for the special world, in this case Miami. Along the way there are accomplices (his agent) and shapeshifters, and here's where behind the scenes machinations take over. Erik Spoelstra appears unflappable, and he squabbled with Dwayne Wade in the playoffs a few years ago. Pat Riley was pretty much in the background. LeBron sometimes shouldered the entire scene, but it was clear, especially this last go around, that he needed help if this team was going to win a third straight championship. The Heat were simply outplayed this last series. So our hero ventured to the special world, conquered, perhaps changed, perhaps not, and is now returning home. Isn't it nice sometimes when we see art in life? Those stories come from somewhere indeed.