Unless your a sports fan that lives on the planet Pluto or has no internet access, than all you have heard about for the last 48-72 hours is endless trade rumors surrounding Anthony Davis.
AD to the Lakers Confirmed!! No wait, actually Celtics will be getting him this offseason! Oh actually maybe he’ll go to the Knicks. Wait again, maybe he’s going to the Bucks and him and Giannis will combine superpowers and turn into an NBA version of Thanos from those dumb Avengers movies.
Goddammit, I’m so fucking sick of it. I get that AD is an amazing talent. I get that he is probably the best player to be on the trade block since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the 70s. I get that whatever team gets him will have a real shot at an NBA title for years to come. It’s just brain-numbing and unbearable to listen to this shit for days on end, I don’t know if I can make it to next Thursday’s trade deadline without drinking a bottle of anti-freeze.
I get that AD is being painted as the villain in this scenario. But as much as he’s got some responsibility in this, the majority of my annoyance is geared towards his agent Rich Paul aka LeBron James’ puppet toy.
I mean did anyone really expect anything different when Davis signed with Klutch Sports? If you did you’re stupid. This has been the plan since LeBron was even considering the Los Angeles Lakers. Did you really think he would be satisfied with being on a sub-par Laker team with no extraordinary talent around him for long? Of course not.
This news was dropped on a Monday morning so it could control the news cycle for days on end. That was no coincidence, nothing LeBron James or Rich Paul is involved in is done without methodical precision.
I love that the NBA has become a league controlled by the players. It’s mostly a positive thing that other leagues like the NFL and MLB could certainly learn from. But when we get to a point where your best players are taking advantage of that to completely circumvent any rules that are put in place to protect small market teams or provide a fair trade market, than maybe it’s time for the league to step in.
I mean when Rich Paul, one of LeBron’s best friends became an agent, did they really expect anything different? Stuff like this was bound to happen. In the old days, many agents had companies or agencies they would have to answer to for pissing off other teams in the league like this. Rich Paul doesn’t care, at the end of the day he answers to LeBron, regardless of how much he might claim otherwise.
All I ask is we stop the charade and ridiculous news cycle. AD is going to end up in LA one way or another. And you know what? Good. I hope he goes there and realizes quickly that he fucked up. It’s never gonna be LeBron’s fault if they don’t win. Nope, that blame will fall squarely on the shoulders of Davis. Before he knows it, he’ll be subjected to the subtle tweets or post game interviews that will be filled of LeBron throwing shade his way.
He won’t get any of the credit if they win either, that’s all going to LeBron. He’ll be acclaimed as the greatest player ever for winning a championship on three different teams, while people will say AD never could have won without him.
So have fun with that Mr. Anthony Davis. I get you don’t want to be a Pelican for life. It’s understandable. But maybe don’t utilize the media to accomplish that in the most obnoxious fashion possible. You don’t strike me as someone that wants to be hated, but your joining the one polarizing player and team that will almost assure that to be the outcome. Have fun.