The NCAA’s enactment and subsequent amendment of the so-called “Rich Paul Rule” is a sign that athletes and their prospective agents are eroding the NCAA’s hold on amateur sports revenue.
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.
The NBA is officially the league that never sleeps, especially in its off-season where numerous trades and free agent moves take place. These five teams made the most noise and that should remain the case going into training camp.
This year’s off-season in the NBA has proven to significantly change what it means to have a successful legacy in the highest level of basketball and what it means to pursue that type of legacy.
A story line that did so much to define the past NBA season came to its natural conclusion just 48 hours after Toronto clinched its spot atop the basketball world. Superstar Anthony Davis finally got the trade he (and Rich Paul and LeBron James to a lesser, but still significant degree) wanted.
Draymond Green correctly highlighted the issues with the term “owner’ in the NBA, but he forgot to mention the lack of diversity in the league’s highest circle.
Instead of creating effective change and keeping the Lakers competitive in a new era of the NBA, Jeanie Buss only seems to be deepening the hole from which the Lakers are trying to emerge.
The emotion Rose provoked in the city, in Bulls fans was illuminating — so much could be learned by the observance of what fueled that emotion and what dividing lines were exposed as disappointment and frustration became twin pillars of his career.
Lonzo Ball is finally taking advantage of the life he wants to live, not just following through on what his father wants.
LeBron James deserves at least some blame for his role in the Lakers’ struggles, however, most of the blame goes toward Magic Johnson and the front office.