Diante Garrett's dazzling basketball skills, contagious confidence and veteran leadership have provided a big boost for the title-chasing Alvark Tokyo this season.

And it's quite clear his positive relationship with his father remains a stabilizing force in his life.

Former NBA guard Dick Garrett, an NBA All-Rookie Team selection during the 1969-70 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, speaks to his son every day. They talk on the phone about basketball and the daily events that shape their lives.