This is one of those days that I wish I was still on the radio on a regular basis and could sit in on a sports talkshow. I thought about doing a blog or a YouTube video. Then I thought maybe I’ll try Facebook live and realized that only works from your phone and I would be lucky if more than one person saw it so I’m going to post here.
I have no art or pretty pictures for this one because it completely unplanned, so here we go
I love sports, especially basketball. Michael Jordan got me started and I have been hooked ever since. Lots of people would call me a bandwagoner because I’m not a diehard fan of one team. I love great teams. I watched the Bulls for six championships, the Lakers for 5. Boston’s big three of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnet, and the Spurs. As a kid who has never been able to play, watching greatness gives me almost as much joy.
The last couple years I’ve been watching the Golden State Warriors. I love them because much like the other teams that I mentioned above, it’s about team basketball and it’s beautiful to watch.
If you’ve been paying attention to sports at all in the last couple weeks, you know that there is a ton of controversy about Kevin Durrant going to the Warriors.
All of this controversy kind of confuses me. I thought the the point of free agency was to allow a player to go where they wanted? As far as I know, Durrant made his choice completely within the rules of free agency. That said, everybody is talking about this move. Even the commissioner of the League saying it’s not ideal for the NBA as a product.
Here is my issue. if the Warriors organization, specifically the GM were able to convince Kevin to come there and it was done within the rules, I don’t really understand what all the fuss is about. When you have the commissioner of a sports League coming out and saying that a move isn’t good for business, and players current and former coming out to criticize someone they work with, that just doesn’t seem right to me. The same thing happened when Lebron went to Miami, and the world didn’t come to an end. It’s not like it’s a 10 year deal or anything. The guy exercised a right to choose his workplace for the next couple of years. What’s the big deal? It looks good on paper certainly, but so did adding Gary Payton and Karl Malone to the Lakers and that didn’t work. The Warriors gave up a lot of their bench to make this happen. That could really hurt them.
I heard somebody on ESPN today talking about the fact that the collective-bargaining agreement might need to be adjusted. That just seems crazy to me. Dude chose where he wanted to work for a couple of years, and the rest of the league will have to figure out how to compete.
I know most of you don’t care about sports. I just wanted to throw in my $.02 I would really love to be on talk radio just saying.