The Hype Machine has been in overdrive all summer in anticipation for Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather, Jr-Conor McGregor ‘fight.’ The fact that people are apparently paying for this fight illustrates how much trouble we are in as a society.
Judging by the comments New York Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman made about the Boston Red Sox this off-season, which were echoed by Red Sox GM, Dave Dombrowski about the Bombers following MLB Trade Deadline Monday, it seems that in one form or fashion the Golden State Warriors will win the AL East crown.
Kevin Durant’s choice to head west last July 4th set off fireworks around the NBA. Much of the public and many former players ridiculed his decision, and KD heard it all. Well, he let his play speak for him throughout the Warriors 16-1 playoff run which culminated in a Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award.
For at least half of all NBA fans, the prevailing wisdom surrounding this year’s playoffs has been: “It’s too predictable! The league lacks parity!” And yes, the reality is the playoffs featured interesting and compelling match ups as a whole, but when the Warriors or Cavaliers were involved, it was a different story. As has been rehashed countless times, the two teams that eventually met in the Finals went a combined 24-1 on their collision course to that point. This has generated the narrative that the NBA lacks parity, which in the end could wind up as a negative for the sport as a whole. That makes sense. Right?
I tuned in to watch Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery for two reasons: to see the outfit Knicks representative Walt “Clyde” Frazier put together and to see where they would wind up picking. . .IN THAT ORDER!