From the age of 10 to 12, I was a practicing Jehovah's Witness. My favorite basketball team during that time was the Orlando Magic. It was the clash of the two that gave me insight into my rationale. I was scolded for wearing apparel that had "magic" on it because I was told it was a sign of the devil. So I ended up choosing the Orlando Magic over Jehovah (among other reasons). The JW stance on magic may have changed since then, but I am thankful for what basketball taught me about absurdity, even if indirectly.