Every sport searches for The Next One, especially a sport that has been graced with The Great One and The Magnificent One.
In accepting the torch, a player must accept that it's not enough to simply be good, but that the sport demands more. It's in many ways a difficult role, one that transcends a player's standing in his own community, with his own team.
Each sport has had them. Each sport searches feverishly for another when those players move on.