Monday, October 18

Greedy NBA players

One of the most consistent themes of my writing is marveling at the things people will say when they think they can get more money. To that end, I give you the NBA Players Association threatening legal action over the league's stricter rules on technical fouls.

My absolute favorite part came from NBAPA director Billy Hunter, who said, "We have not seen any increase in the level of 'complaining' to the officials."

First off, you don't get to use mock-quotes like that. It's actual complaining here.

Second, the only way that you can think that there hasn't been an increase in the amount of complaining to referees is if you haven't watched a single NBA game in the past five years. Hunter can't possibly believe this - I'm impressed that he was able to say it with a straight face.

But, if the NBAPA doesn't protest, there will be more technicals and more fines, and we certainly can't have that.

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