Saturday, June 21, 2008
Big Market Bias
I know I am a few days late on this but I had to get over Kobe losing. I am happy for K.G. and Doc Rivers. I am glad Paul Pierce got to prove what he could do on the basketball court to a national audience. I have no problem with that at all but this was not supposed to happen. To me, Boston winning the title shows why so many people think the NBA is rigged. There is no way a team should be able to tank an entire season in order to get the number one pick, not get it, and still be able to make a trade for Kevin Garnett and win the title. It’s the same way the Lakers shouldn’t have been there either after trading for Pau Gasol. Would this happen in Milwaukee or New Orleans? This is why I predict the Knicks will make the finals in the next three years now that Isiah is gone. Cleveland will probably trade Lebron to New York for Stephan Marbury, two second round picks and a guy no one has ever heard of. David Stern needs to go ahead and make that same phone call he made to Minnesota and Memphis.
The Celtics through away an entire season on purpose but since it's Boston no one in the media seems to remember that. It's just like T.O and Pacman Jones being the anti-Christ until they went to Dallas. Now it's all good again. If the Saints would have traded for Pacman Jones every sportswriter in America would have went crazy.
I guess it could be like baseball where there are cities who know at the beginning of the year their teams aren't winning the championship.