If you got excited about the Houston Rockets chances against the Golden State Warriors in last year’s Western Conference finals, you were left heartbroken. Chris Paul suffered another major injury that sidelined him during the playoffs.
For Paul, this was nothing new. This was the same story back in L.A. when he was a Clipper. Ultimately the task of beating Golden State, without CP3, proved to be too much for the Rockets.
Congratulations to Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, you’ve created a Fox News style cycle where the talking heads debate endlessly regarding the self-proclaimed “King.” Now we have to ask, was it worth it? Was the media circus, trade rumors, locker room drama worth missing the playoffs for the 6th straight year?
Not just in the obvious “missing the playoffs for the first time since his second year in the league off the heels of eight straight Finals appearances” sense, but in a way that completely rattles his legacy to its core.
Once he decided to take his talents down to the prophesized Los Angeles Lakers, the team seemed to instantly rocket to the top of the West, primed to topple even the dynastic Warriors. His true legacy-cementing test, the flick of the wrist for his career, would be conquering the mythical Western Conference as he had done with the East for nearly two decades.(more…)
A year ago, Fox News host Laura Ingraham attacked LeBron James’ First Amendment rights as he voiced his displeasure with the political climate of the United States, specifically referring to President Trump.
“It’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball,” she said. “Keep the political comments to yourselves. … Shut up and dribble.”
A year later, it’s apparent that Ingraham did not understand the severity and power that her statement would carry. (more…)