Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Your secret is safe with me: David Stern

Dear David Stern,

I heard the news that the best and brightest from the NBA Development League are going to have a H-O-R-S-E competition during the NBA All-Star Weekend later this month. Good move. Nothing says “edge of your seat excitement” like a bunch of guys who couldn’t make it in the NBA, calling bank shots and giggling as they yell “Prove it!”

What the average basketball fan might not know is that your little game of horse is being protested by the WNBA. I don’t blame them-- you’re threatening their livelihood.

When I think of a basketball game featuring an overabundance of three-pointers, lay-ins and giggling, I think of the WNBA. They’ve been very successful at turning what is basically a high-paced game of horse, into a sporting event that literally tens if not hundreds of people pay good money to watch.

Be careful with this one, Mr. Stern. It could be a public relations disaster if word gets out that you are disrespecting your sister league. Lucky for you, your S-E-C-R-E-T is safe with me.


R. LeBaron


Ick said...

Agreed! I think All-Star weekend has enough events to entertain the fans already. Stop trying to steal ideas Stern! :)

Anonymous said...

I can understand the impulse. Most NBA fans have the attention span of a 7 year old.... The NBA is just like watching NASCAR.... everyone waits for the crash. Or the dunk. Whatever makes'em stand up to go "ooooooo."

The rest of the stuff that used to be basketball -- you know, dribbling, passing, back doors, give and go, teamwork. Too complicated for them. Too boring. Heck, if they wanted THAT stuff, they'd do something like... oh, I don't know.... watch the WNBA, where the game is still played.

Bud. S said...

Mr. Stern,

If you're looking for a fun filled All-Star weekend, perhaps you should give Las Vegas a try.

Whoops, FAIL.


B. Selig

Nate Gonner said...

Ryan man you crack me up dude great article man. The all-star game is pretty much a joke. The dunk contest is cool but thats about it.