You're all focused on the fact that he plays a game. Because he gets to play basketball you assume he shouldn't have any other problems. Like he's a robot or something.
"... for a living." So I take it that nobody here has ever been stressed out about thier job or career. No fears that, "I'm just not doing as good as I hoped."?? No concerns that, "I'm doing my best but the new boss doesn't seem to appreciate it. Plus, he's got his favorites already."??
Cry me a river? Yeesh.