Something is happening to professional sports in this country, and that something isn't good.
First, elite hockey players have been abandoning the NHL for deals overseas. Now, NBA players are turning down big-time NBA money to play across the Atlantic, too.
For decades -- forever, really -- the United States has been the place to be for professional athletes. In all the major sports except for soccer, If you were the best at your trade, you wanted to prove it here. But now NHL players are leaving, and NBA players are leaving, and at some point will we see a big-time MLB player turn down millions here to play in Japan?
Maybe we will. Because something is happening to professional sports in this country, and that something isn't good.