It takes a village to raise a child, but several idiots, have simply ruined the image of the NBA …..

It takes a village to raise a child, but several idiots, have simply ruined the image of the NBA …..

The NBA Postseason still remains overshadowed, by the fallout, from the ongoing Donald Sterling “affair” . Yet, it is not enough, that fans are now suggesting the self-serving actions of V Stiviano , makes this whole episode all the more sordid . The idiocy to my mind, remains the apathy among idiotic fans, who somehow remain fu#king delusional, when it comes to race relations in this country and merely view because the twice elected bi-racial Barack Obama as President of the United States , makes the environment and that of the issue of race a bygone issue.


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Stiviano, is not the person, who issued the words of bigotry, nor was she the person, whose repeated actions of racial intolerance , were repeatedly highlighted over the Los Angeles Clippers owner’s three decades of ownership of that particular franchise . Somehow, this has been overlooked by the press , fans , but most of all by former NBA Commissioner David Stern , who himself held that position as commissioner during a similar time-span. If the fans are simply not intelligent enough, to look at these facts and sense that there is indeed something wrong not only with Donald Sterling’s hideous actions , then what does it also suggest , their not questioning the inaction of the former NBA Commissioner, in seeking to reprimand the now suspended Clippers’ owner ? Where is the alleged intelligence and intellect that David Stern is said to have, beyond the ongoing hypocrisy that still remains within the league, among the league hierarchy , team owners and the executive committee of the NBPA (Players’ Union).

The first round of the postseason, gave us one or two surprises, but not really anything that one could point to as a major upset. The Chicago Bulls’ falling to the Washington Wizards in their opening series , may well be one of complacency, as much as it could be about the Hawks simply grabbing the opportunity to derail the hopes of Tom Thibodeau and his players during the NBA Playoffs. Chicago’s failure has pretty much left the Bulls’ front office in a state of apoplexy and dismay , but one cannot help but ask , did John Paxson and GM Gar Forman make a monumental mistake when they sent Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the now the departed and under-achieving Andrew Bynum ? I firmly believe, that had Deng remained with the Bulls the outcome of this series might well have been much different in its result .

Having made it to the Eastern Conference semifinals , the Washington Wizards now find themselves facing the brink of elimination, seeking to erase a 3-2 deficit against the Indiana Pacers . Tuesday night’s lopsided twenty-three point victory over the number one-seeded Pacers may well have given their fans some respite. Yet, I believe that Frank Vogel and his playing staff will be looking to stop the bleeding and close out the series when its resumption takes place on Wednesday night , with game six at the Verizon Center in Washington , DC,. If Randy Wittman can encourage his players to successfully defend on their home-court , then game seven could provide for a thrilling finality to a series where the heavily favored Pacers have been exposed as something of a fraud throughout much of these series of contests .

The Miami Heat as the two-time defending NBA champions are simply easing their way through the postseason . Never truly tested by the Charlotte Bobcats in their first round series’ match-up , their conference semi-finals’ contest against the Brooklyn Nets is proving to be equally un-challenging against a Nets’ team that in reality, has more going for it , in terms of their multi-million dollar payroll than they have, for their playoff performances this postseason. While many, might well be impressed with Jason Kidd’s rookie season as a head coach . Let us not forget , that the Nets are playing in the Eastern Conference and a division where the basketball being played can be best described as being redundant , if not downright embarrassing . Yet, this is the type of garbage , that David Stern has presided over the within this conference, for the past several years , where idiotic fans , would still suggest that the now retired NBA Commissioner, was in no way responsible for the level of play on display for the fans to witness.

Stern’s imprints have been all over the league than most would care to acknowledge and apathetic fans, simply have no idea as to the level of mediocrity that he has tried to suggest has been entertaining , while also assailing the public at large , with the fact the league’s revenues have been on the rise . I guess when you can cajole your broadcast partners into paying for an inferior product and still make money is another “ virtue” of American “capitalism” .

LeBron James and his Heat teammates , will be looking to close out their series and then await the winners of the Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards’ contest in the Conference Finals . A repeat of last season’s conference championship contest for the best part, might well be what the fans will yearn, as the Pacers seek avenge that significant series’ loss . When the Nets play host to the Miami Heat on Wednesday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York , we are likely to see the Heat march on to their third consecutive appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals in the past five seasons. As for the Brooklyn Nets, their outlandish $ 102.3 million payroll and the idiocy of fans, who believe that money and style over substance can equate with success in the NBA. Ask yourselves the following , at what point, was there ever any chance of the Nets being even remotely seen as a likely favorite for the NBA title, much less being seen as a legitimate contender for the conference title ?

As Donald Sterling continues to make a complete ass of himself, seeking the public’s empathy and sympathy . The franchise that he has been force to relinquish control of still continues to march on this postseason . The Los Angeles Clippers in their match-up against the Oklahoma City Thunder , now find themselves on the brink of elimination in that series’ contest , down 3-2 and League MVP , Kevin Durant and his teammates now looking to book their place in the Western Conference Finals. The Clippers’ players cannot be viewed as the “villains of the piece ” , because of the idiocy of the franchise’s owner , but in reality , it would set a bad precedent were the Los Angeles Clippers to advance to the conference finals and even the NBA title contest , with this all being seen as something of a benevolent reward for Donald Sterling’s egregious conduct .

Sterling, in his first publicly televised national interview showed very little by way of an act of contrition but quickly tried to point out to his host and interviewer Anderson Cooper , he was not a racist , was misunderstood , with his statements being taken out of context and his philanthropic work within the greater Los Angeles area community in recent years, had been of benefit to minorities and their well-being. One could liken that to the gas chambers of Auschwitz and Belsen ” concentration camps” , being a great thing among the Jews during World War Two (WWII) and the only harm being done, was the smoke from the stacks that rose into the skies above and into the environment. One of the more pointed moments of the interview during this interview was Sterling’s criticism of NBA great Magic Johnson , with the disgraced owner questioning the altruism of Johnson and what he had for those within his own race . Perhaps, Donald Sterling was not aware has built up a portfolio of companies under this Magic Johnson Enterprises , which employs over 15,000 nationwide and through his charitable foundation assists at risk youth , placing them in educational programs as well as providing paid up college scholarships for minorities.

Magic Johnson Enterprises, also provides internships for college graduates in a variety of areas , as these businesses encompass the following areas of commerce , commercial real estate , residential real estate , insurance , finance , music , business entertainment , hospitality management and auto dealerships, within his corporation .

It should also be noted that the Magic Johnson Foundation the charitable arm of Magic Johnson Enterprises has raised tens of millions of dollars to aid in AIDS’ research , but yet , Sterling comes up with a dumb perception that Johnson has done little for his own race ? The pertinent question , one ought ask of Sterling at this point , are you that much of an ass as you appear on television, as you are in private ?

Donald Sterling remains a pompous moron and those who purport to remain fervently behind someone when those espousing such views , think nothing of it and then hide behind this “ idiocy of freedom of speech “ without taking into account human decency or common sense or respect of others . It has been this type of bigotry that remains common place within American society , while idiots try and hide behind this continued ” bull#hit” of ” political correctness” . If fans do not comprehend what the meaning of common courtesy and having respect actually means, without the now known incompetency and lack of action shown by David Stern and the NBA in general. Then the continued mistrust of the NBA will continue, among some fans , public, with the apathy of the media who cover the league remains on show.

While the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder, continue to contest their series, the conference semi-finals within the Western Conference pits last season’s NBA Finalists and conference champion, the San Antonio Spurs against the Portland Trailblazers . For Blazers’ team owner , billionaire Microsoft co-founder , Paul Allen , as he seeks to add a second professional team championship to his mantelpiece. As the owner of the Seattle Seahawks , Allen was privee’ to witnessing the franchise win their first Superbowl , with their demolition of the Denver Broncos in Superbowl XLVII (SB47) . Trailblazers’ owner , Paul Allen , knows it would take an incredible effort by his team to overcome the wily guile and experience of the formidable Gregg Popovich and his incredibly talented team , led by Tim Duncan , Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli . The aforementioned triO, have played an ever-present role in steering the Spurs to great deal of success over the past decade . This past year marked the sixteenth consecutive season the franchise has obtained a postseason berth in the NBA Playoffs, but yet , little is made of such an amazing achievement , either by the NBA hierarchy or that of the print media in general. Instead, they would rather continue to cover under-achieving teams such as the New York Knicks and the vastly overrated Brooklyn Nets. I guess, when these are the basic staples for the NBA beat writers and columnists in general , accomplishments and feats achieved by the Spurs on appearance seem trivial and where the journalists and analysts who cover the league for a living gloss over those feats.

All season long the Spurs were overlooked, as many felt the Western Conference would be the Oklahoma City Thunder’s by design and right . Thunder GM Sam Presti has assembled a very good team for head coach Scott Brooks to have under his tutelage, as the players made on another season onslaught to prove that they are among the best in the league . A second placed finish by way of their conference record , might well have been seen as something of a disappointment ,but the players had their share of inconsistent performances that led to that conference mark . In their divisional race , there was not much of a challenge for Kevin Durant and his teammates , as they ran away with that particular contest winning their division with ease. Durant , won the regular season League MVP award , dethroning LeBron James , a four-time winner of the award, along the way in with his acceptance speech showing a great deal of humility and reverence towards his Thunder teammates but paying a special tribute to his mother and younger sibling.

If there was said to be one significant off-court to this NBA calendar year , then it was provided by Kevin Durant and his acceptance speech and not the idiocy surrounding Donald Sterling or the self-congratulatory and some might even believe it narcissistic proselytizing in the stepping down of David Stern as the NBA Commissioner. It also seems somewhat asinine, to know the league hierarchy and owners have decided to give upon Stern, the honor of Commissioner Emeritus for his three decade tenure as the commissioner. In light of the recent events , I feel that it is an accolade not befitting an individual, who at every instance has sought to promote himself above the league, along with his autocratic style of leadership. As pointed as this remark may well be , one cannot overlook the issue where the former commissioner did not use due diligence in reprimanding Donald Sterling for his known prior bad acts and now one has to also question his motives in not having also dealing with Richard DeVos of the Orlando Magic and his repeated behavior , concerning his homophobic remarks .

The NBA, like its NFL counterpart, have inferred they are tolerant and socially aware, but the actions the owners of the NBA and NFL and respective unions simply belie that fact . Meanwhile, the apathy of the fans and media remains intact, with their ongoing stupidity and complete lack of understanding of recent events within both leagues.



Picture gallery .

As the NBA Playoffs meanders towards its finale , it will be interesting to see how the league tries to placate the ongoing ire of the fans , as they seek to deal with Donald Sterling . The on-court contests have done little to silence the ongoing debates still taking place and the lack of real action having been taken by the league hierarchy under the leadership of newly installed commissioner , Adam Silver. As David Stern’s deputy for the last seven years , he too remained silent while the antics of Donald Sterling and Richard DeVos were well chronicled , but the ongoing idiocy remained with the league, as well as the downright apathy of the fans who sought to paint David Stern as the NBA’s savior . If nothing else, Stern ran with the ball up and down the court , simply painting a rosy picture of a league , that had underlying issues that he failed to deal with adequately and with any degree of real authority . That to my mind , shows the complete imbecilic incompetency of the NBA and the image that they have often sought to portray ! Your thoughts on this and more, simply chime in with a comment


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(1) Beleaguered NBA team owner Donald Sterling seen here in his first public interview on the CNN magazine program AC360 hosted by Anderson Cooper questioned the motives of his paramour V Stiviano , while also seeking to be critical of the NBA and former Los Angeles Lakers’ great Magic Johnson. Sterling remains somewhat delusional , believing his behavior was not racial intent and that he is misunderstood by the media and public alike . Yet for more telling were his comments about the former Lakers’ player and that of his being afflicted with the HIV AIDS’ virus and his contention that Magic Johnson has done little to aid the African-American community at large . Clearly , Sterling was unaware of Johnson’s philanthropic efforts over the last two decades and the fact that his companies employs over 25,000 individuals indirectly nationwide, many of whom are from minority backgrounds . Picture appears courtesy of ……..

(2) Outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, is seen here with his successor Adam Silver , who became the league’s highest ranking executive at the beginning of this past season , during which Silver has been asked to deal with a number of ongoing issues beyond the yet to be resolved drama surrounding Donald Sterling . AP Photo/ Chris Robinson …..

(3) George Hill (3), Lance Stephenson (1) , Paul George (24) and Roy Hibbert (55) of the Indiana Pacers watch from the bench in the fourth quarter of the 102-79 loss to the Washington Wizards in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Getty Images North America / Andy Lyons …

(4) (L) LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat and (R) Mario Chalmers (15) of the Miami Heat react after the final whistle following their victory over the Brooklyn Nets in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The Heat would close out their series in Game five with an emphatic win over the Nets winning their conference semi-finals’ series 4-1 . Getty Images / Chris Trotman ….

(5) Tim Duncan , left of the San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trailblazers contest a rebound during a game in the Western Conference Semifinals between the two teams played at . San Antonio led the series 3-1 in the best of seven-game conference semi-finals series of games . The Spurs won conference semis decisively , beating the Trailblazers in game five and will now meet the victor of the series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder . Getty Images / Scott Palmer …………

(6) Kevin Durant (35) of the Oklahoma City Thunder is fouled by Blake Griffin (32) of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Getty Images North America / Ronald Martinez ……



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27 thoughts on “It takes a village to raise a child, but several idiots, have simply ruined the image of the NBA …..”

  1. How Donald Sterling can still believe that he’s without fault while now being critical of Magic Johnson is a further indictment as how out of touch David Stern and the NBA in general were said to be, as they allowed this racial bigot to get away with his incessant ignorance and stupidity , and then we also have the antics of Rich DeVos which still remains unpunished and assholes still suggest that David Stern has been a real benefit of the NBA ?

    Stern has been a self-serving ass for the entire tenure of his leadership of the league .

    Doubters , go on doubting the Spurs , as this is now a far better team than the one that contested last season’s NBA Finals and they are likely to be a real handful for any opponent coming out of the East this postseason. Popovich’s players have not been tested in any of their postseason series and they brushed aside the Trailblazers with the utmost of ease .

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  2. Tophat,

    It’s obvious that former commish Stern threw alotta dirt under the rug. The more they lift the carpet the more embarrassment the league will suffer. I get the impression that the league wants the LA Clippers to lose this season and eliminate the side antics of the senile Sterling and wife. I got something to say about the golf ppl later.


    1. Ronbets

      The longer the Clippers remain in the postseason the more embarrassing it remains for the NBA . And with the owner still remaining in the picture and still making his idiotic remarks it further indicates what blithering a$sholes , David Stern and his successor Adam Silver were said to be and still remain ! Those two as$holes cannot explain their way out of this mess, when they both allowed, the likes of Donald Sterling and Rich DeVos to remain within the league ,. with their continued bigotry without it ever being challenged by the league hierarchy or the union (NBPA) itself ! All of this goddamn hypocrisy from the press and fans alike .

      Stern has been about as beneficial for the NBA with his continued silence and refusing to explain, why the two owners went unpunished during his tenure but yet there remains anal retentive morons seeking absolve the former commissioner for his stupidity .


      If Sterling doesn’t believe he’s a racial bigot does that mean that Hitler should not be viewed as an Anti-Semite ?

      tophatal . ………..


  3. I actually thought that, when Stern retired, he’d still play at least somewhat of an advisory role, I mean, in case Silver ran into an issue he couldn’t handle.

    Like this one.

    Has anyone heard anything from the guy on this Sterling case?


    1. Chris Humpherys (Sportscchump)

      David Stern has been and will remain a damn hypocrite and a dumb @#shole . His steadily remaining apathetic concerning the antics of Donald Sterling and Rich DeVos not only indicates how much a frigging moron he just happens to be , but the fact that he simply viewed their antics as not doing a great deal of harm to the NBA while he sought to punish players and Mark Cuban with impunity . All the while , idiot fans bought into his bull#hit , without ever seeking out the real truth or choosing to be informed , which in effect sums up this country in general and its view of the world . Clueless as always on a wide variety of topics domestically , as well as on a global scale .


  4. Stern is there , in advisory role, as he was given an honorary post of Commissioner Emeritus . It should have been one of Commissioner Erectus as an erect d#ck where the blood is simply rushing nowhere , definitely not to his ##cking brain . I mean, how the hell could both of these idiots (David Stern and Adam Silver) , actually think with the fallout from this all, their actions should and would not be questioned ? Like I said, the NBA remains filled with bigotry and so much fuc$ing hypocrisy , likewise the MLB and the NFL .


  5. Donald Sterling certainly gives the NBA a black eye because who knows which owners have the same mentality. If there was anything positive about what came out of this, it’s that the fans/athletes/coaches at least know what type of commissioner the league has for years to come.


    1. Blog Surface

      You obviously have not been following the off-court NBA news and the antics of Orlando Magic , owner , Rich DeVos in recent years . His ongoing homophobic remarks would do the likes of the KKK and German Gestapo proud were those entities in a position of real power today . Yet you have anal retentive fans, who have continued to sing the praises of David Stern , when that @sshole , did not do a damn thing when both of these NBA owners b> had prior bad acts that had been chronicled and known to the league . All of this fuc$#ing hypocrisy among the fans and press alike, simply shows how damn clueless this country remains on a wide variety of issues domestic and global ! Never mind the fact that the country is being led by a buffoon and where both political parties , Democrats and Republicans u remain corrupt and self serving .

      tophatal ……………….


  6. Let’s not make out Magic Johnson as another John Beresford Tipton. All I know about the non-athletic side of him was his welcomed visit to Las Vegas quite a few years ago. He promised to raise $$ for the inner city and youth. We are still waiting.


    1. Ronbets

      I’ll say this concerning Magic Johnson , he has done far more than most concerning donating a great deal of his own money (estimated wealth $700 million ) and through the Magic Johnson Foundation to AIDS’ research as well as providing fully paid up scholarships for minorities from all ethnic backgrounds . That has been well chronicled in national magazines as well as in African-American publications such as Jet Magazine , Ebony , Essence , Black Enterprise as well as O Magazine , the Oprah Winfrey owned publication . Other than Tiger Woods , LeBron James , David Robinson and Tim Duncan , what other major high profiled African-American athletes out there , are making those sort gestures and significant philanthropy of any sort ?

      Floyd Mayweather throws down money for good deeds, but at times has to be so damn obnoxious and self absorbed out it all . At the same time , with regard to the recent issues of his ex-fiancee having chosen to have an abortion for personal reasons , which led to their break up . I can’t say that I blame her for the decision , given the fact, it was Mayweather who threatened her and their children with physical harm and violence as well as her father and uncle (led to his imprisonment) . Floyd Mayweather and his lawyer Leonard Ellerbee put the issue down to the fact that they claim that the boxer suffers from a social anxiety disorder as well as being bipolar . That is simply a crock of shit as the boxer’s antics are well known concerning his behavior when with his entourage not only in Las Vegas but when he hit places such as New York City , Flint , Michigan and Miami Beach, South Florida .

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  7. Tophat,
    To consider MJohnson and partners buying the Clippers is heresy. What next? The Steinbrenner family purchasing the Mets?


    1. Ronbets

      No way in hell that Magic Johnson and his partners who own the Dodgers would seek to buy the Clippers . The former player although he remains critical of the Lakers’ front office led by Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak , his emotional ties and allegiance to that franchise still runs deep and he knows that were he to commit to such a deal it would most certainly alienate him among long-time Los Angeles Lakers’ fans .

      In reality , Johnson and his partners are still seeking to buy concessions’ company AEG Worldwide , who actually own the Nokia Theater , Staples Center , the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS and the global venues that bear the name O2 . The former Lakers’ player has also been in deep discussions with the city of Los Angeles as well as Roger Goodell on bringing an NFL franchise to the city . Those are what I for one believe are the most important commercial issues on Johnson’s mind at present .

      Your thoughts on the Dodgers’ play this season and their record within the NL West and overall ? Do you think that they are the favorites for the NL Pennant this season bearing in mind how they crashed and burned last year when facing the St Louis Cardinals ?

      tophatal ………………..


      1. Well Tophat, the LAD are in a tough division. SF and CO are the real McCoy. They are having trouble winning @Chavez so far, but that will change. Kemp and Puig are cemented with Crawford and Ethier platooning. Puig is really starting to mature mentally. You can see it every day. His issues aren’t all his fault(exile fiasco). Carl Crawford continues to steal $$, 20 mill worth yearly. They gotta geta deal done for Hanley. The Hispanic community loves a non-juiced Ramirez. The flame throwing stopper KJansen ain’t getting it done.
        Probable finish in NL West: 2nd
        Probable result: Major housecleaning in managerial/coaches dept.


        1. Is Donny Baseball on the “hot seat ” this season ?

          With a $220 million plus payroll , everyone on the Dodgers’ roster is stealing money this season . Carl Crawford has to be seen as stud of the baseball field as he impregnates Chad Ochocinco’s ex, Evelyn Lozado . I’d tap that @ss in a heartbeat , no questions asked !


          Crawford and Lozado

          Just what the doctor ordered . Nice ! I bet you wouldn’t mind strokin’ her lady parts ?


  8. Tophat,
    Sterling made a good point when he stated that “when Jews become successful they tend to help other Jews.” I think this is spot on when former commish Stern turned a blind eye on Sterling’s past shenanigans and rap sheet.
    Thank you KDurant and RWestbrook for eliminating a portion of the distractions yesterday. In my decades of watching NBA ball players, I can say with conviction that I’ve never seen a player with as much energy and fire as Russell Westbrook. Yeah, that includes Jordan.


    1. Ronbets

      That lone statement by Donald Sterling simply emphasized what’s wrong with the NBA hierarchy under David Stern and now Adam Silver’s leadership. Anyone who believes it to be different and a lie remains absolutely clueless .

      Kevin Durant’s acceptance speech for the League MVP Award was sheer class and showed the player’s humility .

      Russell Westbrook might just be one of the fastest and most athletic point guards in the NBA playing at present . As to who the best player at the position as things now stands is merely dependent upon who your favorite player or team might just be .

      I think that we all witnessed that Deron Williams is not a leader , even playing on a team with seasoned veterans . The Nets simply stood no chance at all against the Heat in their conference semi-finals’ series .

      tophatal …………….


  9. Tophat,
    Wise move by Lozado. Money supercedes physical. Crawfords $$ versus a bankrupt Chad Johnson? Case dismissed.
    I’d take sloppy seconds.


    1. Ronbets

      Evelyn Lozado is a chick that needs to be getting her daily dose of the large dark meat frequently . I am sure that Crawford is not paying for that privilege !

      How to really use your maple bat

      Aye Papi !

      tophatal …………………..,


  10. Tophat,
    Donnie Baseball is a dinosaur coach. They don’t survive in todays game. Sabermetrics must be implemented in this era. Bill James and cronies have proven that “going by the book” is not always correct. Earl Weaver(RIP) was a pioneer with the 3 run homer approach, but no one knew it until recently.


    1. Ronbets

      Sabermetrics much like the area of economics and macroeconomics , the statistics can be made to suggest about absolutely anything . Everyone was simply amazed with Billy Beane and and the success achieved by the Oakland A’s , when he made it his go-to-thing in terms of assessing players , but over the last ten years what have the Oakland A’s got to show for it all by way of a pennant or World Series ? As entertaining a team as they are at present as well as being well managed , until they win a World Series , they will be merely looked upon as a very well managed organization .

      Unfortunately, for the A’s they are playing in an archaic venue , team owner Lew Wolff is reluctant to sell the team in spite of an unsolicited $700 million bid by Golden State Warriors co-owners , Joe Lacob and Peter Guber .

      The A’s have seen an uptick in attendance for their games but nowhere near what is needed to make them a really financially viable concern in terms of profits and in that context , I am talking about a figure well in excess of $ 50 million annually .

      tophatal …………………


  11. Tophat, you wrote, “Sabermetrics much like the area of economics and macroeconomics , the statistics can be made to suggest about absolutely anything .”
    Your dismissal of sabermetrics is close minded and will leave your baseball analysis in the Stone Age. Just a quick example. The recent Red Sox success can be attributed to sabermetrics induced by Theo and Bill James. Both were hired by RS owner John Henry. How about the small market rise by the A’s under Sandy Alderson?


    1. Ronbets

      Sabermetrics works for some , but , not for all teams . I mean would you say it has worked for the likes of the Brewers , Indians , Padres , Pirates , Royals , Twins or even Astros given their dismal records over the past decade ? Perhaps , I should have been more succinct ?

      As for the Red Sox’s success James was long gone when the success attained under Francona came into being . Look at the payrolls of the last six teams that have won the World Series and let me know what you can discern from it all ? It has been the money more than anything else by way team payrolls that over the past seven years that has dictate the makeup of the postseasons in baseball . Last year was another example of that in more ways than one .

      Sandy Alderson may well have derived success with the A’s but let’s be real , how is that now working out for him concerning the Mets and that ball-cub’s record since he (Alderson) and JP Ricciardi took over the day-to-day personnel decisions since 2010 ?

      tophatal …………


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