I’ve been getting a ton of email about the “The Greatest Tragedy in Sports,” an amateur documentary detailing David Stern’s douchebaggery from the 1985 Ewing draft lottery conspiracy to the 2002 Lakers/Kings Western Conference Final. I thought I’d finally post something. I’m not saying I think every claim this guy makes is legit. I have no idea if it’s all true or even mostly true. But I can tell you this – it’s not all bogus. If even one tenth of this stuff has merit, ESPNBAvid $tern is a total jerk. This documentary was obviously made by a Sacramento Kings fan/Lakers hater. So why is this important for ihatelebronjames.com? Because it makes the same argument that I’ve made here (of course a bit more seriously and with much higher production values) – that the NBA has become a choreographed joke based on superstar worship. The shenanigans described in this documentary have become firmly and permanently entrenched in the NBA to such an extent that sportscasters refuse to write about favoritism, or worse – they accept it as a normal part of the game. The governing philosophy of the David Stern era – that superstars generate super profits – benefits the Lakers, Celtics, Jordans, and Kobes of the world to the detriment to the rest of the players and teams. LeBron James is currently the primary beneficiary. He’s fine with that. ESPN is fine with that. Nike is fine with that. Gatorade is fine with that. If you’re a fan of the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trailblazers, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Hornets, or Sacramento Kings, you’re not fine with that.
“The Greatest Tragedy in Sports” – Part 1(of 9):
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