So, in case you missed it, the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs squared off in what was hyped to be a truly epic match-up and one that we may see in the Western Conference Finals. ESPN was all over this and hyping it up like crazy. But, when it came time to actually play the game, it was just a joke. Why? Because both teams sat their star players. While some may agree with this tactic leading into the playoffs, I ask you, did Michael Jordan sit and rest in order to be ready for the playoffs? Was 82 games just too much for Michael Jordan to handle? No. No it wasn’t. But, it seems it might be too much for the likes of Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala for the Warriors as well as Tony Parker, Dejounte Murray and MVP-candidate Kawhi Leonard. Are you #$&@(* kidding me!?!?!?! I mean SERIOUSLY?!?!?! These guys can’t endure 82 days of work? Check yourself; do you find working 82 days to be too strenuous? I mean, come on!
To make matters even worse, Steve Kerr, a fragile former NBA player actually played alongside Michael Jordan. How do you think Michael would’ve reacted if Steve Kerr told Michael, “I need a day off, Michael. 82 games is just too much.”??? Michael would’ve had Kerr shipped off to a third-world country to play basketball.
This is a key sign that the NBA is just weak. Don’t let the popular media outlets like ESPN fill your head with drivel that players are comparable to the likes of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson…just don’t! We’ve been through this before…it’s not the same game. This is a diluted, watered-down version that is simply sad to over-pay for.
Getting to payment, do you imagine that fans showed up eager to watch Patty Mills score 21 points??? No. In fact, if I wanted to see the type of talent that was on the floor for this embarrassing game, I would go to my local YMCA and watch a pick-up game. I’ll go one step further; I think fans should challenge the NBA to force the host team and stadiums to offer free parking, free food and free drinks if star players aren’t playing. Why? Because the NBA and the teams got you to attend under false pretenses. It was essentially false advertising. Be honest, other than the parents of these second and third-tier NBA bench-warmers’ parents, would anyone be willing to over-pay for a ticket to watch? No. So go ahead, challenge the NBA and don’t become a victim to having star players sit out and say, “I’m over-worked.” If I was a team owner, I would remind them of that when it came time for contract negotiations, LOL.