Completely agree with you here. For the most part, the best mentors are people you have worked under who has given you guidance (and a little bit of friendship). But the truth is, a mentor usually kinda has to WANT to help people. I know a lot of talented people who just don't care or are "too busy" to sit down and chat.
In reality, people who were MENTEES...make great MENTORS.
All very understandable points and I actually agree with Mr Burns.
BUT—i'm still impressed with the stuff that MJ actually LET ESPN cover. He obviously could've killed any of the gambling stuff or anything that portrays him like an obsessive jerk...and he didn't. He's even quoted as saying, "I probably look like an asshole in this." And he does...AND he was cool with it.
Ken is right, but MJ is obviously a wide-open book.