Ummm … No.
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What if NBA players gave commission David Stern a taste of his own medicine in response to his increasingly dictatorial rule over the league? Instead of fighting the new rules, he and the owners could run their league in whatever way they see fit. They would just have to keep the league profitable without help from their marquee players.
Add Kobe Bryant to the list of players who is willing to listen to offers from the promised land called Europe. When asked about the possibility of playing in Europe, he said,
“I’d go. I’d probably go,” said Bryant, during a USA Basketball press conference on Friday morning. “Like Milan or something like that, where I grew up or something like that… Peace out.”
Bryant continued: “Do you know any reasonable person that would turn down 50 (million dollars)?”
Bryant knows the language and the country. He also owns a team in the IPBL and has friends over there. Sheeeeeeit, it’s almost a no-brainer.
“Because I grew up in Italy it has more significance to me because I’m more familiar with it, I’ve been there and I still have friends there,” said Bryant, a three-time NBA champion. “I’m thinking about buying a house out there. It would be nothing to me to be able to do that.”
Imagine if the NBA lost LeBron and Kobe. It’s bad enough losing Earl Boykins and Josh Childress. They might as well write off the Carolina and Atlanta TV markets. If a player like White Chocolate left, they could lose the LA/Southern California market as well.
Then again, the league might be fine. Players like Starbury, Ron Artest and Tim Duncan could step in and pick up where the LeBron’s and Kobe’s leave off in Babylon… Hope Stern has a box of Depends on standby.
Lebron James went in to have his vision corrected with some Lasik eye surgery last week and stop the freakin presses…Lebron will now be able to scorch the opposing D with 20/15 vision now. That’s right, his eyes are now superhuman. He can see like a freakin eagle! Talk about performance enhancement, this is worse than the urban legend that Tommy John surgery actually makes your arm stronger because his eyes are now not just normal, they’re better than normal. Next maybe he’ll get some springs inserted into his legs to add another 6 inches to his vertical. Great news for Cavs fans out there, horrible news for the rest of the league.
He went to the same eye surgeon that Rip Hamilton went to, Dr. Kerry Assil of the Assil Eye Institute in Beverly Hills, California. Lebron must’ve caught one of Rip’s commercials for eye surgery while playing in the motor city one day and thought it was a solid idea.
From Detroit Free Press
Was Drew Carey wrong to put pressure on Cleveland to rock? Maybe Cleveland wants LeBron James to leave so things can get back to normal. Maybe he’s just a little more awesome than they’re used to having in Cleveland. Maybe they just want to go back to the good old days of getting emasculated by Michael Jordan and John Elway and having a river that catches fire once in a while. What other reason could there be for going after Allan Houston?
Ohio.com reports Cavs team sources as saying the team is interested in signing Allan Houston. He says his knee is feeling better and he “hopes to play this season”. I’m sure Roy Tarpley and Ralph Sampson hope they do too. The Magic had Grant Hill and look how long it took him to make it through a season.
The Cavs managed to hide their negatives during their Eastern Conference run but they were on full display during the finals when the Spurs beat them like a rented mule. Even if Houston can stay healthy, he’s older and probably has less mobility. Is this how they intend to build around LeBron. Do they really think they’re going to make it back to the finals with LeBron and his sidekick SuperGimp? It seemed at times that LeBron was playing 1 on 5 during the season and the playoffs. He better hope this doesn’t turn into a Kevin Garnett situation.
Then again I’m probably making a big deal out of nothing. The Cavs should just give Houston a huge Knicks-sized contract. They should also move Ilgauskus and sign Oliver Miller while they’re at it. OHIO!