Even if it survives likely incoming court challenges, the Fair Pay to Play Act would not come into effect until Jan. 1, 2023, when the current Stanford freshmen are expected to be seniors.
I’ve been thinking lately that I gotta go see a Warriors playoff game. Oracle Arena may be old by NBA standards, but it’s a booming, beautiful house of basketball. Plus, after this year when KD finds a new team, the Warriors dynasty will hopefully reach a merciful conclusion (Merciful to the rest of the league, that is; I hope they crash and burn and all hate each other and Draymond has to be held back from strangling someone). It’s my last chance to watch what will go down as one of the iconic teams in basketball history in one of the sport’s historic landmarks.
Almost all basketball fans remember the LeBron James “Decision” saga during the summer of 2010, when he left his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and joined forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami to form “The Big Three,” the NBA’s most fearsome trio of stars. And we all remember what happened this past July, when…
In the modern NBA, with defense becoming more and more a rarer commodity around the league, Leonard’s imposing presence virtually eliminates half the court for the opposing offense. His long wingspan and quick footwork scares head coaches and general managers around the league.
In essence, it seems that commissioner Adam Silver was wrong, these super teams have not only benefitted the NBA but also generated more news cycle than two sports that have captivated the American public for generations prior.
It’s not that the Warriors are good. It’s that they have the ‘it’ factor. It’s that they’re the sort of team you’ll talk about for the rest of your lives.
I’ve spent much of this summer reading about feuds and fights. First it was Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift getting into it on Twitter, then Meek Mill and Drake decided to go at it gloves off, hammers and tongs and diss tracks mandatory. But by far the most exciting ongoing feud in my mind has…