A Senna needs a Prost. A Bird needs a Magic. An Ali needs a Frazier. A Nadal a Federer. A Diego a Matthaus. A Zidane a Ronaldo. Even a Jordan needs a Malone.
Schumacher had his car. His technicians, his marquee brandname team. His my-dad-who-will-beat-up-your-dad. Little competition. And a singular lack of fun.
And that last bit is critical.
Champion yes. Legend no.