Friday, April 13, 2012

This Is Why You Should Root Against America


John Stockton will forever be the World's Greatest Plum Smuggler.
 There is no question that the greatest team ever assembled in the history of sports is the 1992 Dream Team. This is not even up for debate. Even the random Christian Laettner appearance could not put a dent in that team’s armor. Do you remember watching those games? They beat everyone by a million. It was awesome. Well, with the Summer Olympics happening in a few months (they’re in London, correct?) it makes me feel old seeing that the Dream Team is going to be celebrating their 20th anniversary later this year.

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.

27 comments:

Grumpy said...

Great minds think alike:

http://grumpy-olddog.blogspot.com

GMoney said...

Don't click on that link unless you want to read about tree sap.

Falcons on Hard Knocks this Summer? That doesn't sound very interesting unless you want to watch Matt Ryan do sudoku or something.

Anonymous said...

LeBron actually said the right things....and it was teh same day Wade got interviewed...


Wade’s Heat teammate LeBron James said he didn’t agree with Wade and enjoys playing for Team USA. “I love representing my country, man,” James told ESPN.com. “I’ve done it since 2004 and I’m looking forward to doing it in London. As far as [pay], I don’t know, man. It doesn’t matter. I’m happy to be a part of the team, to be selected again.”

Anonymous said...

Grumpy's got it right...you've got it wrong. Attack Wade...don't attack the team. You're a dumb piece of shit if you're going to root for Spain or Argentina over them.

Sure, Wade is a moron..but, every team has morons. Fuck....the Olympics are what made me do a 180 on my opinion of Kobe. I used to hate him...then I grew to really respect him with how hard he tried in the Olympics and his amazing defense. Go Team Ammurrica! FUCK THE TRAITOR G$!

--Drew

Anonymous said...

I know these comments were made Wednesday and all, but didn't Wade go back on those comments yesterday?

Ide

GMoney said...

Do you believe his contrition, Ide? If so then you should be a Browns fan.

Hey, I may be a terrorist, but I like Ricky Rubio and Arvydas Sabonis (is he still alive?) a hell of a lot more than I like Wade, LeBron, Dwight, Kobe, Carmelo, and Coach K. I don't care who they are playing for because I know that they aren't playing for me. YOU HAVE IT WRONG, CHACH.

If you think that an American flag can make me root for LeBron again (and I love Olympic basketball so it's not like I'm going to quit watching it) then you are sorely mistaken. GO REST OF THE WORLD!

This may be the least likeable group of USA Basketball players ever. Even more so than the one with Marbury and Iverson. But I guess it would be hard to get a team of Kevin Love and 11 Kevin Love clones ready to play in 4 months.

Again, I'm right. You are not.

Anonymous said...

I don't even think Carmelo is going to make the team.

YOU ARE A TRAITOR.

--Drew

GMoney said...

Go ahead and fist-pump to the alley-oops from LeBron to Dwight, faggot. YOU ARE THE WORST.

Prime99 said...

I bet Antoine Walker would play for the love of the game... And for food.

The Iceman said...

There's were 4 white guys on that Olympic team. That's a lot of bounce passes and back door cuts.

Probably gonna get killed for this but when has that ever stopped me? Wade was just answering a question that was asked and he gave an honest response. I dont know if i totally disagree with what he said. If you were asked to stay over at work by your boss you would do it, right? Partly because you enjoy your job (maybe), partly because you're afraid of your bosses perception of your dedication to your job if you said no and partly because you have nothing else better to do. But when you stay over...you expect to be compensated, right?

I understand these fuckers make way more money than us scabs in the work force and it's somewhat of an unfair comparison, but these guys have a small window to make as much money as they can so they can file bankruptcy with warren sapp in 5 years. For the young guys like Lebron, sure...not a big deal but for the guys like Wade who have a lot of miles on the wheels and aren't exactly the pillar of health, it starts to become an issue. By paticipating in the Olympics, they are putting extra strain on their bodies that could shorten their careers in the long run and are getting nothing for it. And if any of these guys were offered a spot on that roster and turned it down because they wanted to prolong their NBA career they would get killed for it in that aspect also. So they're kinda stuck. Play for nothing and shorten my longevity in my paying job or turn it down, get destroyed and be labeled a commie for life?

I don't know...I can see both sides and it's an interesting debate. But I would say at least pay them for the jerseys that get sold with their names on the back. I mean...if you're going to continue to use professional athletes in an "amatuer" competition.

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't each athlete get $25,000 for winning a gold? I'm pretty sure I heard something along those lines. I could easily google this and prove/disprove this, but fuck that noise. If that's the case then, there's the incentive there.

Ah fuck it, I tabbed and did it anyways.

"The U.S. pays American medal winners $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, and $10,000 for bronze medals."

Boom.

Ide

Anonymous said...

Iceman...I don't necessarily disagree with Wade either. I can see his side a tiny bit...I just think he's a moron for speaking out like that about it. That being said, I don't think he really understands how the Olympic organization works. They are non-profit...so everything they make goes back into the training, facilities, etc. They don't make money.

Dut may like sucking dick....but, G$ sleeps with Castro and Chavez.

--Drew

GMoney said...

Iceman, I will gladly disagree with you here on everything. Allow me to gather my evidence...

1. There is difference between honesty and stupidity and it isn't hard to separate the two. Even if you feel that way, you don't say that EVER.

2. Their employer is not asking them to work overtime, Uncle Sam is.

3. KG and Duncan have both used the mileage excuse as a way to stay off the team before and that is a reason that I can accept. A good chunk of these guys have already played in two Olympics anyway. If they have a problem with the system, they don't have to go. They're going to win the gold with or without them anyway.

4. It still comes down to "if you don't like it then don't do it".

Bring college kids back. I would love to see if a team with Davis, MKG, T-Rob, Beal, and Craft could win the Gold. That would be tremendous entertainment.

Grumpy said...

G$ is a pinko commie traitor. I'm dropping a dime on him with Homeland Security. Unless the opposition is family you root for whoever has USA on their shirts. Period.

Unless I'm mistaken, most NBA contracts are guaranteed, are they not?

This in no way compares to G$'s boss asking him to stay over for his $7.25 hr. gig. How does him cleaning a few extra toilets compare to the honor of representing your country. Everyone of you fuckers would pay your own way just to sit on the bench for that team.

GMoney said...

I don't think he really understands how the Olympic organization works. They are non-profit...so everything they make goes back into the training, facilities, etc. They don't make money.

GUARANSHEED that Wade doesn't know that.

Some Olympic Guy: Dwyane, we sold 50,000 of your Olympic jerseys and now we can afford to build a new training center for our wrestlers!
Wade: Fuck you, I need to get a bigger shark tank for my guest bathroom.

GMoney said...

I will never, ever root for LeBron again. I regret nothing.

Anonymous said...

GRUMPY KILLED IT IN THAT POST! One of the top 3 comments of 2012 here.

G$ should be deported to Somalia.

--Drew

Brady said...

The NBA has a tarnished reputation as it is. Shut the fuck up and go represent your country. It should be a source of pride, not a side job to make a couple extra bucks.

Lebron's quote was actually right on. That might be the first smart thing he has said in his life.

The Iceman said...

What if football were an Olympic sport and this quote came from an NFL player? Would that matter?

I just think you're blowing this out of proportion because Wade is a guy you already can't stand. I GUARANSHEED you wouldn't be this hot about it if Kyrie Irving or Cleveland Cavs Lebron said this exact same thing. And don't say that neither would have been dumb enough to say that because you know GOT DAMN well they both are. Because athletes are dumb motherfuckers.

GMoney said...

If football were an Olympic sport, we wouldn't even need to send college kids to win it. We would just send the teams from the Ohio/Pennsylvania 33 game or whatever it is called.

How is it blown out of proportion when a guy that most people dislike says something that almost everybody can't relate to?

If Cavs-Bron said it, I would just shake my head and somehow come up with a way to defend his stupidity. Kyrie would never say that because he was born in Australia and thus can only play Olympic ball for Luc Longley and he would do that for free like all great koala fuckers!

The Iceman said...

Your hatred of Wade is fueling this debate. That's my point. If this statement was made by someone you don't dislike...or perhaps even like a shit ton, then you wouldn't care about what was said. Just imagine if this came from the mouth of Luke Harrangody. You would be eating it up.

Anonymous said...

Thats actually not true about Kyrie - he can play for either the US or Austrailia. He said he is hoping to play for Coach K/USA in 2016.

Wade is an idiot. Its supposed to be a fucking honor to represent your country, if you dont like the rules, then dont play asshole.

Seal

GMoney said...

Iceman, your point is pointless. Someone that I liked DIDN'T say this really stupid thing. So of course this is going to fuel a post with rage. That is the entire point!!! Had someone dropped this that is universally liked, like say a Kevin Durant, I would not agree and I would just roll my eyes. But Durant is smarter than that and isn't vilified like Wade is.

This site was founded on rage and mocking people that are way more talented than I am. If SAm Bradford blows a game by throwing 8 fourth quarter interceptions, I mention it. If Tony Romo names his son something stupid like "Hawkins", I am going to laugh at him and call him a piece of shit anus face.

That is how things work. I've never liked Wade and I never will. Now that he's trying to wipe his ass with the American flag isn't helping things either.

That, my friends, is how you PWN someone.

The Iceman said...

So should I start now or wait until next week to call you Brady?

Mr. Ace said...

Nationalism is dumb.

But not as dumb as Wade.

GMoney said...

Huh? Get your ass over here, pull down them britches, and take your internet spanking like a man. No homo.

Mr. Ace and I are apparently planning to blow up the new World Trade Center.

Anonymous said...

Osama G$ Laden!

--Drew