I am not surprised that Carmelo Anthony spurned the Nets to become a Knick. While I was hopeful that Carmelo Anthony would become a Net, as I believe it would have provided some seriously needed credibility to a franchise viewed as lackluster in regards to on the court performance, I had a feeling that after the second failure to close a deal that this would happen.
However, this post is not to discuss what the Nets should do, or bash management. This post is to discuss other particular qualms that plague sports and our society.
I'm going to keep each point brief and would like others to add rational and objective thoughts on these subjects post-completion1) Sports journalism has turned into a joke of an industry. With so much contradiction and misinformation spread during the past 6 months, it's amazing how zero journalists have been let go. Every single individual who has been spreading all of these rumors from their so-called "sources" should be ashamed of themselves. It is frustrating to their core audience, sports fans, and removes any credibility they may have had in the past. Shame on sports journalists.
2) The athlete has come to control everything in the NBA while it should be the front office that has the final say on matters regarding trades and contract negotiation. I'm hoping that the NBA helps to bring the owners back into power with this new CBA and helps eradicate some of the overwhelming power the players have developed over the past 15-20 years.
3) The NBA super-team era has officially begun, and I can't stand it. There is too much parity in the NBA for it ever to compete with something like the NFL, or even the EPL. It's simply boring to watch these teams play now. The Lakers, Celtics and Heat are what is wrong with the NBA, and because of the power the players have, it's not going to change for a long time.
These are just a few thoughts I have post-Melo. Any additional comments or thoughts on these things, or other issues I would love to discuss.