The one thing you could never criticize Connors for was that he didn't put in the effort. An excellent player, deserving of his HOF status. He lived for through an "us vs. them" mentality. He also showed up for more tournaments than anyone else, which is how he was able to win more . That, for good and bad continues as in pursuit of selling his story he will talk to anyone who will put a microphone anywhere near him.
So, for tenacity and talent, if never for tact, good on you Jimmy.