Every time I see sports activities media beef, my response is to surprise what’s for dinner or daydream about actually anything. So after I noticed that Draymond Inexperienced ripped Invoice Simmons for Simmons’ saying, “Fuck Jalen Inexperienced,” I seemed out the window and contemplated whether or not this spring sprinkle in Chicago was going to develop right into a rainfall too heavy for my puffy vest to face up to throughout the commute residence.
Should you learn the headline and clicked on it, I’m obligated to tell you that Inexperienced was upset that Simmons has an awards poll and thus has a say within the potential earnings of NBA gamers. That’s the case as a result of accolades have a direct impact on how massive of a contract a corporation can provide a participant. So when Simmons stated “Fuck Jalen Inexperienced,” he might have been joking, however within the present sports activities information cycle, it’s not what you meant, it’s what acquired aggregated.
Simmons half-heartedly backtracked, however the tree of scorching takes have to be refreshed once in a while with the blood of podcasters and tyrants. Draymond’s rebuke was off base — “What work has [Simmons] accomplished in his life that qualifies him to have a say in an NBA gamers wage?” — nevertheless it wasn’t out of the strange.
Additionally, there’s no appropriate facet right here as a result of each are flawed. Simmons’ declare that wins ought to be taken into consideration when voting for Rookie the Yr is like judging a restaurant by its earnings, and never its meals, within the first few months of opening. Give him a sec, man, rattling. This isn’t the MVP. The Houston guard put sufficient good meals within the window to not be summarily dismissed.
That isn’t an endorsement of Inexperienced both as a result of if he’s beside himself along with his standard outrage over whether or not Simmons is certified to find out how a lot a participant makes, he ought to take it up with the NBPA and the house owners as a result of that silly ass awards-contract clause isn’t a brand new factor. Broach the topic with gamers’ affiliation president CJ McCollum on his podcast in case you’re so irate.
And if Inexperienced goes to assault a media member’s credibility as a result of they by no means performed within the NBA, perhaps go after a man whose obsession with the league doesn’t border on a scientific dysfunction. I assure there have been worse ballots submitted than the one Simmons crammed out.
Taking a facet on this debate is akin to selecting between steamed broccoli and steamed asparagus, provided that steamed broccoli and steamed asparagus had big followings. I do know saying, “Who provides a shit” is as dismissive as Simmons’ feedback on Jalen Inexperienced, so I hope my apathy wasn’t overt sufficient to ship you elsewhere for this clickbait.
No less than this text(?) wasn’t simply Inexperienced’s quote copied and pasted right into a put up. There’s a semi-thought out analogy in there and a play on the Thomas Jefferson quote Ed Harris recited in The Rock to associate with the abundance of anarchy.
Anyway, what’s for dinner? I certain hope it’s not steamed broccoli and asparagus.