Wrap Yourself Around The Flag This 4th July
If like me you’ve now become extremely bored by the comings and goings of the NBA free agency period you can well liken it to having a tooth pulled. Nothing says boring than having a bunch of multi millionaire players and owners act as if their world is coming to an end. As for David Stern and the NBA hierarchy they have to be loving this as the postseason was something of an uninspired disaster. They might suggest that because the finals were between the two most storied clubs in professional basketball. The fact of the matter was the series itself between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers wasn’t that great an NBA Finals to watch and the play itself overall wasn’t that exciting to begin with.
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Now we have to put up with a bunch of self absorbed athletes and owners try to weigh their futures and in the midst of it all the fans are now wondering what to make of it all. Never mind the fact that for a mere $ 30 million extra some players will be squabbling with their agents merely to make sure that they get the top dollar available . Now don’t get me wrong I’m not against the players getting the maximum available to them but what I’m now getting sick and tired to hear is a player complaining that they’re not being paid enough or the fact that the NBA owners are now depriving players of their right to earn a fair wage. I’d dare say that at the vast majority of NBA fans will never see $120 million in their life time much less be able to fathom how the hell some of these players can complain that they’re not earning enough . Pardon me but when the unemployment rate as a national average is now at 9.8% and with each day the unemployment rolls seem to be growing by the hour . I can only surmise that this is the last thing on the mind of the likes of Dywane Wade or LeBron James and how they might feel that the fans may well view this all !
Now while many of us are about as interested in the many scenarios arising out of this all as we would be about the life-style of Paris Hilton the paparazzi’s main staple. Some of us will be about as interested the events as one might be in having a tooth pulled without anesthesia . It’s becoming very painful to see this all played out and the fans are meant to get excited by it all. So unless you’re an avid Cavaliers or LeBron James’ fan I can only surmise that you’re all so in awe of the events now unfolding. All I know is that from this moment on I’ll be making sure to completely avoid the news cycle of ESPN and the various outlets covering this all.
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While I know that Sunday is the 234th anniversary of this beloved country which I now call my home. I’ve got to say to you all and that’s in wishing you all a glorious 4th July . Have a great and safe one ! Wrap yourself around the treats I’ve left and hopefully you’ll enjoy it all ? Have a safe and happy 4th of July !
Alan Parkins aka tophatal ……………….
Jennifer Hudson gives her rendition of the the “Star Spangled Banner ”