Let’s give props to all the off-brand Blake Griffins out there. They don’t get their due now that Griffin is wrecking all who stand before him like Germany through the Netherlands. Josh McRoberts tried to run away from his posterization last Saturday but unfortunately Bulls announcer Stacey King was there to call him out.
Athletes love to switch teams and talk about how much they’ve always wanted to play in [name the city] for [name the team] because they have the best fans, great history or something else. Bullshit. Most times it’s money, the only team that would take you or a trade you couldn’t prevent.
It’s refreshing to see athletes be honest about their reasons for moving or feelings on other teams or players. Kyle Korver recently signed with the Chicago Bulls as a free agent. He was introduced in a press conference and a reporter happened asked him about his feelings on the Bulls growing up.
Korver could have easily said he loved Michael Jordan and the Bulls as a way to ingratiate himself with the fan base but he decided to be straight up. Good on him. More times than not, fans accept that players will come and go unless they get Bron Bron’ed or their favorite player moves to a deadly rival. Professional athletes are paid to do a job like everyone else. They may love the game but they don’t have to love the city or team. Just care for those two to three hours on the field or court and don’t insult our intelligence on the way in and out the door.
Who are we kidding? That’s too much to ask. Take it where you can get it. Perspective, people.
“You know, like I said, I don’t want to meddle,” Obama told TNT. “I will say this: [Derrick] Rose, Joakim Noah it’s a pretty good core. You know, you could see LeBron fitting in pretty well there.”
Come on, really? Mark Cuban gets a $100k fine for what he said and they’re going to let the President off scot free for that statement? Inconceivable! Sure Cuban is a team owner and Barack Obama has no official role in the NBA, but his words carry weight! As punishment for this blatant attempt to sway young Mr. James to the Chicago Bulls, thus forming an unstoppable dynamic duo with Derrick Rose I say that David Stern must force our dear Mr. President to attend only Washington Wizards games for the rest of his term. They certainly can’t levy a financial punishment on Obama so this will have to suffice. Even with John Wall, the ‘Zards are going to be painful to watch for at least a couple more years. These types of shenanigans cannot go without disciplinary action. Justice must be served!!