Every time I see sports activities media beef, my response is to marvel what’s for dinner or daydream about actually anything. So once I noticed that Draymond Inexperienced ripped Invoice Simmons for Simmons’ saying, “Fuck Jalen Inexperienced,” I appeared 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 home.
In case 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 huge of a contract a corporation may give a participant. So when Simmons stated “Fuck Jalen Inexperienced,” he could 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 should be refreshed once in a while with the blood of podcasters and tyrants. Draymond’s rebuke was off base — “What work has [Simmons] finished in his life that qualifies him to have a say in an NBA gamers wage?” — nevertheless it wasn’t out of the peculiar.
Additionally, there’s no right facet right here as a result of each are flawed. Simmons’ declare that wins must be taken under consideration when voting for Rookie the 12 months 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 Green either because if he’s beside himself with his usual outrage over whether Simmons is qualified to determine how much a player makes, he should take it up with the NBPA and the owners because that stupid ass awards-contract clause isn’t a new thing. Broach the subject with players’ association president CJ McCollum on his podcast if you’re so irate.
And if Green is going to attack a media member’s credibility because they never played in the NBA, maybe go after a guy whose obsession with the league doesn’t border on a clinical disorder. I guarantee there were worse ballots submitted than the one Simmons filled out.
Taking a side in this debate is akin to picking between steamed broccoli and steamed asparagus, only if steamed broccoli and steamed asparagus had huge followings. I know saying, “Who gives a shit” is as dismissive as Simmons’ comments on Jalen Green, so I hope my apathy wasn’t overt enough to send you elsewhere for this clickbait.
At least this article(?) wasn’t just Green’s quote copied and pasted into a post. There’s a semi-thought out analogy in there and a play on the Thomas Jefferson quote Ed Harris recited in The Rock to go along with the abundance of anarchy.
Anyway, what’s for dinner? I sure hope it’s not steamed broccoli and asparagus.