Lebron has been a candidate for the greatest NBA player of all-time, for quite some time now. It has been controversial but legitimate arguments can be made for both sides.
The NBA's lockdown has potentially taken a ring away from Lebron as the Lakers were very much in the title hunt. Lebron has to feel like this is the worst timing ever for a lockdown. Lebron's age makes every season a must especially after he already had to sit out most of last season.
Some people may feel as though the Lakers will come back next season and pick up where they left off but nothing is guaranteed. They may not be as healthy are they now, other teams maybe just a little bit better next season. This was definitely more of a blow to Lebron more than any other player in the league.
I normally agree with Lebron on most topics but Lebron is wrong on this one. He a paid athlete that is obligated to pay for the L.A Lakers. His political views and thoughts on the coronavirus aside, Lebron contractually obligated to play ball. I defended Lebron when FOX News host Laura Ingram told him to shut up and dribble but this time he is so wrong and he also sets a bad example for his teammates.
If the coronavirus causes the team to have to play in an empty arena then so be it. Crowd or no crowd, the game goes on. Keep in mind some people still want to watch the games at home. The NBA makes a lot of money from advertisements. A big chunk of that paycheck that Lebron receives is made possible because of advertisement money. So I feel like if he doesn’t want to play than the owners should not have to pay.
Dwight Howard has signed with the Lakers again and NBA fans have not been too kind to him or the Lakers. The memes and sarcastic tweets have been nonstop. The ironic thing is Dwight Howard and the Lakers have mirrored one another over the past few years, they both have been a hot steamy pile shit. It's only right that they marry again.
Dwight Howard is a has-been who continues to live off his past success and the Lakers are a failing franchise that only remains relevant because of their past championships. If it was not for the Lakers prestige, they would not be mentioned as often as they are. As for Howard, I can not remember the last time he did anything memorable. Yet, both the Lakers and Howard are on the front pages of every sports site. It's a tragedy and it's entertaining as hell.
I have complained for the longest time that the NBA sucks due to the super teams that have taken out the excitement of the playoffs. The Warriors run was so dominant that I did not care to watch the playoffs. KD on a team that already won a championship and 73 games without him was just too much.
Now with KD in Brooklyn, Lebron with Lakers, Khawi & George with the Clippers and Harden with Westbrook in Houston the NBA feels balanced again. We don't know who will win the championship before the season even starts like we did the past few years. This is a formula for success. Competitiveness makes me as a fan, more interested in the league.
I hope to not see any more teams formed like what the Warriors had with KD.
The NFL's ratings have been down as of late and it is mainly because the Patriots win too much. Even though a lot of people don't want to admit it but the Patriots have almost made the NFL unwatchable.
It's like watching the same movie over and over again when you already know how the movie ends. Brady comes back and wins the game with 2 minutes left on the clock. The NBA has a situation that makes it possible to be more entertaining than the NFL is.
The sports world is going Ape Sh*t over the news that KD signed with the Brooklyn Nets. To make this story even crazier is the fact that the Knicks had a chance to sign KD, as a matter fact, the Knicks was KD's first choice. However, the Knicks owner did not want to sign KD to a max contract. KD's injury in the playoffs is the reason for all of this chaos and is definitely the main reason why the Knicks owner was reluctant to to signing KD to a max contract.
Keep in mind, the Knicks have had their issues with Carmelo Anthony in the past who signed a max deal but he was unable to make anything good happen in New York. Carmelo's flop in New York played a major part in the Knicks owner's decision making concerning KD. So in a way you can say Carmelo helped the Nets land KD.
I'm not saying he is the only reason but he definitely had an impact.
It would be a huge mistake for Khawi Leonard to sign with anyone else but Toronto. The rumors of Khawi signing with the Clippers is just onsurd. The Clippers organization is nothing but a little brother to the big brother L.A Lakers.
The Clippers are not even a major player to contend for the NBA Finals. Khawi has already turned the Raptors into champions and no matter what he does for the rest of his time in Toronto, Khawi will always be remembered as the man that brought Toronto their first and only title. To pick up and leave a situation like that would just be stupid.
Toronto has young players that are capable of taking the Raptors to back to back championships. No to mention the Raptors have veteran players to compliment those young gunners.
To sum it up, the Raptors have a perfect balance that most teams just don't have.
Khawi just simply has to think about what's best for him at this point and what's best for him is staying in Toronto and retiring as a Raptor. Khawi Leonards legacy will always be centered around what he just did in Toronto and should play a big a part in his decision making.
Rumors are circulating about why Magic really stepped down from his position with the Lakers. One rumor is that Magic said he would quit if the Lakers did not make the playoffs this year. I don't know how true that is but it's a rumor that is floating around on social media. Another rumor is that he wanted to fire Luke Walton and Jeanie Bus would not allow him to do it. If this is true than I can understand why Magic left. It makes all the sense in the world. If you don't have the power than you can't do your job. The rumor I like the most is that Lebron has too much power and Magic just doesn't feel like anybody wants to play wit Lebron. It's laughable but not impossible. There has been players that have said they would never want to play with Lebron because they won't get credit for anything and will get blamed for everything. Either way, I feel like this is a smart move by Magic Johnson by stepping down before he ruins his own reputation.Rumors are circulating about why Magic really stepped down from his position with the Lakers. One rumor is that Magic said he would quit if the Lakers did not make the playoffs this year. I don't know how true that is but it's a rumor that is floating around on social media. Another rumor is that he wanted to fire Luke Walton and Jeanie Bus would not allow him to do it. If this is true than I can understand why Magic left. It makes all the sense in the world. If you don't have the power than you can't do your job. The rumor I like the most is that Lebron has too much power and Magic just doesn't feel like anybody wants to play wit Lebron. It's laughable but not impossible. There has been players that have said they would never want to play with Lebron because they won't get credit for anything and will get blamed for everything. Either way, I feel like this is a smart move by Magic Johnson by stepping down before he ruins his own reputation.