It’s almost time for lockout season, NBA fans! Tomorrow marks the highly anticipated expiration date for the current CBA, and the owners and players are so far apart that, well… let’s just say things aren’t looking good.
While day-to-day operations will almost surely be affected, and there might even be a shortened season, I’m still hopeful there will be a season.
I mean, honestly, guys like Kobe and LeBron weren’t meant to play in European leagues. What, where everything is so team oriented and structured? Where if you don’t practice, you don’t play? What would AI have done?
“If I can’t practice, I can’t practice, man. If I’m hurt, I’m hurt. I supposed to be the franchise player, and we’re sitting here talking about practice? Not a game. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last. We talkin’ about practice. I mean, how silly is that?”
What would iso-Joe do in an environment founded on passing and where set plays rule the day?
And that’s just the basketball side of things.
Greece’s economy is going to pieces and citizens are rioting; a new IMF president was finally appointed after the former one was charged with sexual assault; Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is up to his elbows in corruption schemes.
Economic crises, sexual misconduct by high-ranking politicians, and corruption? How can we expose our players to such uncivilized, indecent atrocities? Because I mean, we don’t have any of those things here in the good ol’ United States ever… … …
So you see? Owners and players must come to their senses. We just can’t have a lockout and relegate our NBA stars to the European leagues.