'Here, in all caps: THE BUCKS AND KINGS JUST COMMANDED A COMBINED $1.085 BILLION ON THE OPEN MARKET.
If you pretend the NBA is an exclusive beach on Turks and Caicos, it makes more sense. Let’s say it’s the single best beach in the world, and it can only hold 30 houses. Let’s say some of the houses are bigger and prettier than others, only all of them have the same gorgeous ocean view. And let’s say all 30 owners feel strongly that their investments will keep improving, barring a collapsed stock market or an unforeseen weather catastrophe, of course. Does it really matter if you bought one of the ugliest houses on that beach? Don’t you just want to crack the 30? You can always knock the house down and build a better one … right?
That’s the National Basketball Association in 2014. Who wants to be on the hottest beach? What will you pay? How bad do you want it? Get one of those 30 houses and you can invite your friends down for the weekend, show them around, make them drinks and eventually head out to your deck. And you can look out and watch the sun slowly setting, and you can hear the water splash, and you can hear your friends tell you, “I love the view, it’s spectacular.” Because right now, it is.”
- Bill Simmons from his article ‘NBA The World’s Most Exclusive Club' published by Grantland on April 17th 2014 | read the whole thing here
Damn it NBA! Figure your shit out! Seattle needs an NBA team back. Make it happen. Too bad that after reading this article I feel like the chances of that happening in the short term are at an all time low.. I miss the NBA, I miss the dunks, the pick and rolls, the behind the back passes, Kevin Calabro going berserk! Seattle deserves an NBA team. We were robbed! All we want is what is to have what was taken from us returned. Is that too much to ask?!?