Sunday, December 26, 2010
My thoughts on contraction and the NBA
It's no secret that all NBA drafts are not created equally. I'd love for a team to walk up to the podium and "Pass" on a draft when the talent is weak if they really can't get a player to help them or make the right deal. I've never been in a war room, but am I really to believe that some of these choices were sincerely thought to bring success to a team? I've seen players get drafted and immediately I think of coaches who have a relationships with agents... **** Having the 1st pick in the draft doesn't guarantee a powerhouse for the franchise. Further, of course, you can find a needle in a haystack and find treasures deep in the draft. However, the development of that talent usually takes time.
If you want an argument for or against contraction from a financial perspective, this isn't the place for you. I'm not going to run any numbers here. I just needed to sound off on the topic, because I'm tired of reading other peoples' ideas about it.
LeBron James talking about being in favor of contraction, would be like Warren Buffett telling a homeless person that he saves a lot of his money. Thanks, but just be quiet.
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