Players in these days are making it seem like they’re larger than the game. When they can’t win, or they want “more exposure”, it becomes to easy to leave said team.
But what about the fans?
What about the loyal people who follow the team, buys the hat, the official jersey with “your favorite players name here” -what about them? What about US?
In my opinion, the REAL stars of the NBA are the ones that stayed with their team thru thick and thin. Kevin Durant signed an extension without delay. He likes it in OKC and had no problem negotiating or anything close. No media circus, nothing. “where do I sign?”
And that’s what’s wrong with sports today, no loyalty, agents and being bigger than the team -no, the game. “I did what I can do.” no, you didn’t. As a star, demand more out of your team. Kobe did it. And what happened? Championship.
This goes out to Dwight Howard. As a fan of the Magic and own numerous Magic hats and jerseys (with your name on it), you want out, just say so. Don’t leave us hanging in suspense. We as fans deserve better than that. You want more exposure, fine. The team ain’t called “Dwight Howard and the Magic”, its the Orlando Magic. The team and the people who root for them daily come FIRST. Players need to remember, the GAME is most important. After y’all are gone, the game will continue. Remember that. Jordan was the biggest player for the Chicago Bulls. He no longer plays for them, yet the arena constantly sells out. Get the point?
I support what the players are trying to accomplish but reaching a lockout is just ignorant on both sides. Fact is many of the players worth their salt aren’t going broke anytime soon, and the scrubs want more coin? How about being thankful people are willing to pay you to play sports. Many athletes, even the top dogs aren’t fit to pack my groceries.
Lebron, did you just put canned goods in the same bag as the eggs nxgga?!
News ContinuesMakes Everyone Sick:
- Since the NBA lockout started at 12:01 AM EST on July 1st, there have been two meetings between the player’s union and the NBA Owners. That’s a little under 1 per month on average. With the season fast-approaching and most American’s drafting fantasy football players with nary a thought of this prolonged lockout, the timetable to save the 2011-2012 NBA season just got a whole lot shorter.
- If the NBA season doesn’t happen, products, brands and the people who represent them: advertisers, have to shift their money to other sports. That means around $1 billion is in play. Major League Soccer reps are said to be ecstatic, until they realized Americans are watching the other fútbol.
- Since regular training camps aren’t happening, some players, most notably Chris Bosh and Amar[‘]e Stoudamire, are looking to put on player-run training camps, so they’re prepared in case the NBA season goes forward. Shawn Kemp is silently cursing this plan since he was hoping to have a BBQ extravaganza with Oliver Miller and Baron Davis for the opening of the NFL season.
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