The Agents Are Free

NBA Free Agency!!

NBA’s free agency era began in 1988 with the first free agent: Tom Chambers left Seattle to go play in Phoenix. (Which was a minor miracle because contracts were almost much longer back then…ain’t nobody signing a 7-year contract now!). Anyways…let’s get down to business!

If (IF…) Raptors sign Kawhi then: I’m so putting this out into the universe go get Kyrie Irving.

Dump Lowry trade him; bust him down to the G League it don’t matter: Kyrie shows up in the 4th Lowry has not; does not.

Lowry is an awful awful player…it don’t matter what you say in protest my rebuttal will be swept by the Wizards in the first round!

Kawhi, Kyrie and Siakam. That’s so Won & Done.

And no matter what happens today…and for this week crying is not permitted! It doesn’t matter if Lakers sign everybody. You do not wish for easy only cowards do that.

Remember when Toronto Trash cheered when KD went down. To be the best you hafta beat the best. Find a way to overcome the odds and win. Learn to compete or else accept defeat.

This week will be incredible. Next season should be special. Oh man let’s do this.

And to be blunt and to be clear:
I’ve no fidelity with fans, cities, narratives or any of the insecurities that comes with being a fan when free agents leave. I am married and fully committed to greatness; to the athletes who defy the odds and establish a viciously high Gold Standard.

Like Jordan’s 6 rings. Or like Tom Brady’s rings (yeah I know).

It’s one of the few times we actually get to witness greatness! It’s so inspiring. Most people are lazy and lackluster we tolerate mediocrity from teachers and politicians and celebrities. Sports..really for me the NBA is the one where I get to see men be great. Which gratefully puts pressure on me to match that.

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The Agents Are Free

NBA Free Agency!!

NBA’s free agency era began in 1988 with the first free agent: Tom Chambers left Seattle to go play in Phoenix. (Which was a minor miracle because contracts were almost much longer back then…ain’t nobody signing a 7-year contract now!). Anyways…let’s get down to business!

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Trial by Trailer: Including…The Current War

Is this good?
Will this be good?
Every movie trailer answers or challenges those 2 questions. The ham-fisted rebuttal comes swiftly however: no you don’t need to always see a movie to know it’s tank.

Do you really need to sit through a Michael Bay Transformers movie to know for sure? Tank is Tank. And Fresh…well Fresh is always Fresh. I’m down like I’m Brown for that.

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Trial by Trailer: Including…Stranger Things 3

Is this good?
Will this be good?
Every movie trailer answers or challenges those 2 questions. The ham-fisted rebuttal comes swiftly however: no you don’t need to always see a movie to know it’s tank.

Do you really need to sit through a Michael Bay Transformers movie to know for sure? Tank is Tank. And Fresh…well Fresh is always Fresh. I’m down like I’m Brown for that.

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New NBA Team: Who Dis?

Following the success of the Raptors a Facebook Friend Marko Orlic in his words “was going through old Raptors rosters after our championship win, and man…it was a trip. Remember all these legends?”

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Masai’s Mess

This whole story is so convoluted. Security at NBA Finals games especially when a team wins is vastly different than a typical regular season NBA game. It’s supposed to be tighter and more restrictive because you don’t want fans bum-rushing the floor.

Most NBA Finals have a “do you know who I am!” moment because winning team execs (suits), Nike suits, media and other non-basketball looking people need to get down to the floor but security doesn’t know who they are. In Masai’s case, this is the first that a “do you know who I am!” moment has lead to charges.

And this was the last NBA game at Oracle. So all security had extra pressure to ensure that fans didn’t rip off part of the building.

That’s a lot going on before the incident. It still could be racial profiling it could be a sore loser (other visible minorities successfully made it to the floor without incident) it could be both…I dunno.

I don’t like these stories where hot takes outnumber facts. This isn’t a racial story this is bad…bad…bad journalism.

This is symptomatic of how piss poor our journalism has become; it is unable to actually do the work.

How many NBA officials have been interviewed?

How come other non-famous and visible minorities were able to make it to the floor without incident?

What were the instructions given to all security personnel?

What was Golden State’s role as an organization in this? And so on.

Come back when you have facts and sources and done interviews and most especially context. Otherwise, I’ve no interest in your position. If anything your position is so unsteady it shouldn’t be listened to at all…less talking heads and more knowledge please and thank you.

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Masai’s Mess

This whole story is so convoluted. Security at NBA Finals games especially when a team wins is vastly different than a typical regular season NBA game. It’s supposed to be tighter and more restrictive because you don’t want fans bum-rushing the floor.

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Ending Traditions

Now that the Raptors parade is over do they really hafta go to the White House? (Think the Blue Jays went during Bush.)

Can’t stand that unnecessary pomp nonsense; the politics aren’t a factor: if it doesn’t make the competition aggressive or players or the games much better than it needs to go.

Just because we used to do something doesn’t mean we hafta keep doing it.

Hopefully President Trump’s “legacy” such as it is includes ending that outdated “tradition.”

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Photo: Ethel Lois Payne Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Avis R. Johnson.

Ending Traditions

Now that the Raptors parade is over do they really hafta go to the White House? (Think the Blue Jays went during Bush.)

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Trial by Trailer: Including…Doctor Sleep

Is this good?
Will this be good?
Every movie trailer answers or challenges those 2 questions. The ham-fisted rebuttal comes swiftly however: no you don’t need to always see a movie to know it’s tank.

Do you really need to sit through a Michael Bay Transformers movie to know for sure? Tank is Tank. And Fresh…well Fresh is always Fresh. I’m down like I’m Brown for that.

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