The NBA is in a lockout which seems to have no end. For years, I’ve been unhappy with the direction of the league, so I am happy about the current situation. I don’t have much to say about the matter, but here are some of my thoughts!
The NBA players have been coddled to the point that they are now clearly out of touch with reality. Receiving a salary for playing a game is a privilege, not a right. These egotistical players forgot how lucky they truly are. Go to any court around the world and offer the players a contract to play basketball, professionally, for $500,000 a year. (Good luck finding one person who will turn down the offer!)
Former Duke star-player, Kyrie Irving, committed an egregious error. Not only does he have a dumb agent, but I can assure you that his advisors will never be mistaken for MENSA members. Conversely, North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes returned to school; a wise decision. Barnes is a member of the nation’s top squad, while Irving is unemployed.
NBA teams are businesses and people buy businesses to make money; the team owners cannot back down. Anyone, who expects any owner to put himself in a position to lose money, is nonsensical. I don’t think the spoiled players realize that the league will survive without them.
NCAA basketball is more entertaining, anyway. March Madness is arguably the best time of the year. The NBA referees and David Stern have too much control over the outcome of the games, as it is, and the contests are truly annoying to watch.
The pampered NBA players should be ashamed of themselves, especially in our current economy. Imagine a scenario in which footlocker employees demand to be paid 51% of the revenue. Or one with sweat shop “workers” in China banding together and striking until they receive 51% of the shoe sale revenue.
I Love This Lockout!