I remember a story I read in a mid to late 1990s anthology (perhaps some "Year's Best" anthology, because I used to buy those from time to time) where all the players in the NBA had the abilities of past superstars imprinted upon them. Each player had the abilities of a different superstar; that is to say, one player could play as well as Michael Jordan, one like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one like Larry Bird, etc.
The viewpoint character had one of the less-super superstars' abilities and was always having trouble keeping up with his teammates (or, he contributed but couldn't wow the crowds the way the others could) and was always afraid of being cut from the team.
The story progressed as this character interacted with his teammates and opponents during and between games. At the end, there was a press conference. One of his teammates, who possessed the greatest imprinted skills, lectured a reporter about how the viewpoint character was actually the hardest-working, most talented, and skilled player, because he was able to contribute using his own natural abilities.