I’m sitting here this morning enjoying the cool and quiet. Mrs. B.O.B. got called out to a fire, and I’ve settled in to watch Stage 9 of the Tour de France, so I thought I’d drop another line.
Politics. I’m lighting a St. Jude candle for those lost causes who actually believe their non-stop political ranting has any affect on the morons running this country.
I woke up this morning to my timelines full of political non-sense. Good God – people are absolute sheep. THINK FOR YOURSELVES PEOPLE!!! Stop regurgitating what you hear in the press (CNN, MSNBC, Fox – they’re all full of shit) – listen, then form an opinion on how it affects you.
Tour de France. Can somebody step up and catch Chris Froome?
NBA – Lonzo Ball. So last night (in the background) I had the Summer League NBA game between Boston and the Lakers on. I know that I rant about how ESPN is in the tank for certain teams and players, but my God they have gone crazy now with this unbelievable coverage of Lonzo Ball and Lavar Ball. Dear ESPN, can we get this kid to play in one game before you all anoint him as the next savior of the league? Oh, and by the way ESPN, are you gonna have an in-game interview with Lavar during each game?
And by the way ESPN, you are doing the rest of the NBA a terrible disservice by focusing on one rookie with one loud mouth Dad. And no Magic Johnson, I don’t care how good Lavar Ball is in the community and how good a Dad he is, at some point everybody “backs up” and lets their kid have the spotlight that they so rightly earned – granted with his help. Your comments about Lavar Ball tell me that you know he’s a wild card but you are unwilling to do anything about it. Watch him stir shit up when things don’t go right and you are going to have a mess on your hands worse than LeBron’s posse ALLEGEDLY running the Cavs during his first stint there.
Last point on this – it’s always hard for a rookie to come into any professional sports league, but damn if it isn’t even harder for Lonzo Ball. The kid already had an issue with his dad, and now ESPN has gone absolutely insane in its coverage of the kid (and his dad). If you don’t think that people like LeBron and others aren’t watching and saying “you aren’t taking my spot just yet kid” and even thinking that it might be time for some humbling, then you aren’t paying attention.
NBA – other than the Balls. I’ll guarantee you that the Lakers will be one of the most prominently featured teams of NBA showed games next season. I’ll bet they have more nationally covered games than a team such as Minnesota who is coming up. Speaking of them:
Jamal Crawford is going to sign with Minnesota. Hey look, I’m a shill for all things Minnesota (I get it) but adding that sharpshooter to that young and growing team only helps, and man on paper this group of Wolve pups are gonna be ready to move forward.
James Harden got a $228 mil contract extension and in one year he will make nearly $50 mil – at age 33? That’s ridiculous. Look, I get wanting to lock up your stars to protect yourselves, but at what point do you become a bit more fiscally conservative Houston?
Yo New York Knicks, if you can’t move Carmelo Anthony by now, you ain’t going to. Houston certainly can’t afford it in the long-term, and Cleveland is an organizational mess. Enjoy your mess New York, you right now are the worst organization in all of the NBA, if not sport.
Speaking of Cleveland – Hey Dan Gilbert, I’m no LeBron fan but that dude has put a ton of cash in your pocket. Why are you screwing around? Are you laying the groundwork for him to go to a new team next Summer?
Boston traded Avery Bradley to Detroit for peanuts – because they had to in order to sign Gordon Hayward. I get the sense that this is gonna bite them Boston the ass. Don’t ask me how or when, but it’s how I feel.
Travel. My son yesterday wants to go on a roadie with his friends. He asked me about Australia, but while that is an AWESOME trip, I told him to save his money and do a Portland/Seattle/Vancouver run. It’s cheaper, you see new stuff, and you save travel time.
Does anybody have any thoughts?