|John Stockton will forever be the World's Greatest Plum Smuggler.|
I’ve always wondered exactly why the IOC started allowing professionals to play in the Olympics anyway. That doesn’t really make any sense at all, does it? But the IOC is more crooked than The Dutchman’s dick (that’s an ELITE reference right there) so who knows. Now I think we all understand why people want to participate in the Olympics for their country. I’m no “Joe America” or anything (or even a Joe The Plumber), but I know if I had the opportunity to represent this great land in the sport of blogging, I would make you all very, very proud. Trust me, it is going to happen! One thing that I would not do is demand to be paid for my version of service.
Dwyane Wade is an asshole. We already knew this. Does it actually surprise anybody that he said this?
"It's a lot of things you do for the Olympics -- a lot of jerseys you sell. We play the whole summer. I do think guys should be compensated. Just like I think college players should be compensated as well. Unfortunately, it's not there. But I think it should be something, you know, there for it."
Holy fucking shit. This guy is the worst. I’m actually shocked that LeBron didn’t say this first even though you know that he feels the same way. How disconnected from reality do you have to be to say something like this? He makes EIGHT figures per year while a good chunk of his fellow American competitors live off of stipends. Whatever, though, he needs more so that he can properly half-ass his way to a gold medal and fake national pride in front of the cameras.
THIS IS THE REASON WHY A LOT OF PEOPLE HATE PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL. It has very little to do with the black/white thing, but it’s rooted in how greedy these guys are. It’s always about #1 (and not BEING #1). I don’t care what flag they wave, I’m going to have a hard time rooting for a team that starts Wade, LeBron, Carmelo, and Dwight Howard just because of who they are and who they think that they are.
I mentioned at the top that I loved that Dream Team from 2 decades ago. Now I wish that we could go back to just sending college kids. At least they might be able to put things into perspective and play basketball for the right reasons. Dwyane Wade is the worst. And no, I don’t believe for one second that his “pride for America motivates him more than money”. Fuck him.