4 Things More Annoying Than The NBA Lockout
Any NBA fan will admit that the NBA lockout was a little more than just annoying. Try a major pain in the ass. No blue collar, working class, average Joe is going to be too happy about millionaires fighting with billionaires over an inconceivable amount of money that the average man will never see. All normal folks want to see are a few good basketball games from their favorite teams. If they get lucky and save a little green, average folks may even make it to a game, but to have the 2012 season cut by twenty games is annoying. Believe it or not, here are four things even more annoying than the NBA lockout.
- David Stern. What does he do? Really? He shows up for the NBA draft. He doles out fines for this and that, but what does he really do? And even if you knew what he did, would you really care? All you know is that he's a key component for you having to wait over a month to see your first NBA games for the 2012 season. He's credited with increasing the league's revenue twenty-fold. Whoop-dee-doo. All this means is he's figured out how to increase prices of tickets, lining his pockets while keeping the average Joes watching more and more NBA, despite having to deal with a crappy lockout.
- NBA Commentators. With the exception of Charles Barkley, the majority of NBA commentators are bandwagon fans...and that's a nice way to put it. These morons love to back big-name teams, that is until those big-name teams lose. Then you hear the commentators switch to a different tune quite quickly. The underdog team quickly becomes the up and coming "star of the league". They're not entertaining; they're no better than dead noise on old cassette tapes. These annoying buffoons get paid to do nothing more than guess the outcomes of games. They're probably the reason why most people watch the games on mute.
- Crying athletes and their slave masters. When someone's making $25,000 a year, and they get a pay cut, they may have a problem surviving. When someone's banking fifteen to twenty million a year, and they get a pay cut, no one's really going to shed a tear. With all the poor people in this country that can't even eat regularly, average folks are supposed to worry about a bunch of overpaid babies and their respective masters? No way. No one cares. You know who really suffered during the lockout? The nine-to-fivers that couldn't show up to work in the stadiums because two factions of rich jerkoffs couldn't come to an agreement about how to divide billions of dollars.
- Lebron James. Witness what? He's not Michael Jordan, and he never will be. He'll never even reach Kobe Bryant status. As a matter of fact, one could argue that he shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath with greats of the game. Athletic? Yes. Talented? Yes, indeed. But this guy hasn't been able to produce an NBA championship yet. Sure, he'll probably get one or two before the end of his career, but after making the American public sit through his "decision", you'd think this guy would've cured cancer, made world peace, and invented flying cars all while averaging a triple-double in a season. He's annoying simply because he believes his own hype and hasn't produced a thing.