We can now say the NBA season is over and it’s all because of a single man’s decision. One of the top two basketball players in the last 30 years is taking his talents to Los Angeles. Congratulations to all the Lakes fans out there. To Cleveland, at least you got one championship out of LeBron.
Is the money that he is taking in LA an absurd amount, sure it is. But at this point it seems moot. These athletes have been getting paid a ton of money for decades and it’s not going to stop anytime soon. The money is there so the pay will be there. It’s not like these owners are going broke in this market.
I’m not a huge NBA fan and I can’t remember the last time I saw a full game. The product has not interested me since I was in high school. The moment I realized this was about a decade ago and I was watching the Denver Nuggets play. The other team escapes me which tells you how much this meant to me.
As I was watching I came to the realization that while these players are all very good and amazing athletes, none of them played well together. The product they put on the floor was not much to look at. No real playing as a team or helping each other out. I checked out a few other games later on that year and came to the same conclusion for those too.
Until this changes, the NBA will be nothing more than a few top teams surrounded by cannon fodder.
Give me the college game. Don’t get me wrong, that game has it’s faults too. I won’t even go into the one and done situation at this time. However, at least a lot of the coaches in the collegiate level can get their teams to play well together. Regardless of talent level.
Anyway, on to flakes...
Maybe Lebron James and Ndamukong Suh will meet in L.A. and get into a fight.— Big Red Cobcast (@bigredcobcast) July 2, 2018
The Nebraska football team will have a lot to deal with when they play the Wisconsin Badgers in early October.
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