And With The 7th Pick, They Made The Knicks Sick

[Dwayne Betts]

Beware: Guest blogger. I'm Dwayne Betts - and it's my privilege to speak to this community - having been reading the posts and adding my nickel in for a while. And at some point, I'll have to say who I am. But right now I figured we were in need of a sports post. 


We needed somebody to say that a crowd full of Knicks were devastated when Curry took his jumper to Golden State. But was there a better team for him? With a coach that doesn't care about size, defense or how deep you shoot it? Still, the Curry drama being basically the highlight of the draft tells me something about the league and its problems.

It's not just that this year's draft was weak. It was indicative of the NBA's drafts future. The highlight was Shaq, Vince Carter and Jefferson getting traded. 

The future? A kid named Rubio who has a 6 million dollar price tag to get him to the league and was born in the 90s. I heard someone make a joke about the new Tyson/Ali game a little while ago. They said the game signifies what's wrong with this generation (I guess this generation is "my generation"). Ali beat Frazier, Liston, Foreman - he beat punished Patterson - and Tyson knocked out who? And to take that a bit further, it was exhausting hearing the commentators compare Rubio to Pistol Pete "I averaged 44 a game in college one year" Maravich. Is that insane? The kid was born in the 90s.

What's left? The Clippers picking Griffin? The Clippers haven't made a good decision in 1,000 years, so I'm afraid Griffin will either get traded and be a star elsewhere - or he won't get played.

My question really is how bad does the drafting of high school kids make the draft and subsequently the league? Or does it not matter, is the NBA draft becoming akin to Baseball's draft?



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