James’ legacy isn’t so much marred by “The Decision” as it is uniquely molded by it, and no more worse for wear as a result than what is owed to his subpar Finals record, which many argue belie both his nickname and the “Chosen One” tattoo engulfing his upper back.
Jay-Z infamously said at the announcement of his upcoming work with the NFL that the league is past the kneeling stage, stating that it is time for action. It would be hard to imagine that the celebrated entertainer and business man picturing the actions becoming so drastic within a year’s time.
This week the NBA’s unique brand of New York-based drama once again shamed anything one could find on Broadway, as well as any and everyone who still bothers to attend Knicks games.
Stern was such a force on the game of basketball, his three decade reign as NBA commissioner placed the league as one of the most secure and profitable entities in world wide sports.
As a baseball fan with an older mentality, Williams is a person that likes players that let their games do the talking and do the little things that may not appear in the box chart.
As a public face in the battle against Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Williams faces many realities and struggles he’s dealt with in his life, dating back to his time as a professional baseball player.
Now a Knick, Portis says he finds it hard to stay away from Chicago, but he has big ambitions for his time in NYC.
Carmelo Anthony appears ready to change his game to a smaller role. Joining the new-look Brooklyn Nets could elevate his NBA legacy and fulfill his ambitions of bringing a title to New York.
The NFL and Jay-Z can be applauded for their respective efforts to create change, but true change can never be created by either interest until Colin Kaepernick is either at the table with them or at its head.
Melo’s attempt to create a winning legacy in New York during his prime years came with a price he in the end was not willing to pay, a price that has taken him to an unfamiliar place of unemployment within the league.