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    • CommentAuthorlinhui95
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2019
     

    Youth Sean Davis Jersey , my catalog of harebrained sports narratives is considerable and vast—was that the NFL should be more like the NBA. There are a number of reasons for this—the NBA celebrates individuality, whereas the NFL ecosystem oftentimes seems to work its damnedest to actively suppress its players’ voices; basketball contracts are fully guaranteed, whereas football ones are not; the NBA has a more engaging, watchable product (although this part turned out to be false, because the 2018 NFL regular season, thanks to a league-wide scoring boom, was among the most exciting of my lifetime)—but my foremost line of thinking at the time was that, in the NBA, the interesting and compelling things that happen away from the playing surface are infinitely less depressing than the ones that emerge from the NFL. Right now, off the top of your head, name, like, the three most prominent off-field NFL storylines from the past season. I can only list two: Colin Kaepernick and the “anthem controversy”, and the ongoing and never-ending scourge of violence against women (including an investigation into alleged sexual harassment and workplace misconduct by former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson that didn’t command nearly enough national attention). Of course Cheap James Conner Jersey , reducing the number of abusers and harassers in NFL locker rooms and front offices is a paramount concern, as is pioneering a failsafe method for enabling players to use their platforms to participate—or not participate—in political discourse, but these are both heavy, formidable directives and keeping a keen eye on them is exhausting; also, they’re beyond your control. (If you’re anything like me, though, you’ve already accepted the innate hypocrisy of fanhood, resigning yourself to separating the individual whose worldview may not mirror your own and whose shady past you do not agree with from the team you wholeheartedly support—like, I think Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the greatest album of all time, but I think Kanye West is a contemptible human being, for I contain multitudes, I guess.) Thus, I am envious of the NBA’s many fluffier, less distressing storylines. [So and so] has demanded a trade! How will [player’s] looming free agent decision impact the balance of power in the NBA? [Some guy] plans to opt out and team up with [some other guy] next season! [Player] told the media that [player] is a b-word!