"A top athlete’s beauty is next to impossible to describe directly. Or to evoke....All this is true, and yet none of it really explains anything or evokes the experience of watching this man play. Of witnessing, firsthand, the beauty and genius of his game. You more have to come at the aesthetic stuff obliquely, to talk around it, or — as Aquinas did with his own ineffable subject — to try to define it in terms of what it is not."
--David Foster Wallace
The above quote is actually in reference to Roger Federer, but I don't personally find the same beauty in tennis as I do in basketball. I could literally just watch old videos of Michael Jordan playing all day and be totally content with that.