I don't miss it, do you?
Posted on: December 3, 2011 11:46 pm
Sports fans know that the NBA is on strike. I don't get the drama. I don't see how players are so badly mistreated. In my opinion, the average fan just looses respect for any sport that is striking. Its just too hard to muster up empathy for some rich guys who are listening to their greedy agents. I don't know about you, but I have found plenty of great sports to watch in place of the NBA. Granted, I am from Indiana where the Pacers haven't been hot since Reggie was raining threes. If I could say two things to the NBA players they would be these. First, you are great athletes, but you are not the only great athletes. You take your product off the shelf and consumers will replace you with another quality product. I bet college basketball is doing great these days filling the void. Second, don't think owners are being greedy. If you understand free enterprise, you would respect the fact that the owners are taking risk that the product, their team, may not be profitable. DO players return a portion of their salaries if the team doesn't play well and the franchise looses money? No they don't. Players do not take the same financial risk. Therefore, as employers and as the ones taking the risk, they deserve to keep the lions share of the profit (if there is any). I am not very hopeful that any player in any league will get those very soon. Let me add a third one. Players, please have someone in your life that is level-headed and will be brutally honest with you. Instead, they tend to listen to greedy agents, parasite friends and equally greedy family members that are looking to sweeten their own gravy train. When a league goes on strike, my love for that game looses steam. So the NBA season begins on Christmas day? Who cares? At this moment, I really don't. Do you?