murphydump55 wrote:haha, basketball is the one sport I refuse to watch. I used to be a fan, but I just find the actual game ridiculous. (not to mention the characters that play)
i'm no basketball fan, but i find it interesting that people still consider the nba to be some sort of 'thug' league, while the nfl maintains #1 status in the hearts and minds of the people. i cant remember the last time an nba player shot himself in the leg, or killed a teammate in a drunk-driving accident, or shot his girlfriend, or got arrested for breaking and entering, or whatever else.
i dont watch the nba because i hate basketball, but the players, in general, seem pretty solid to me.
I didn't say it was a "thug" league, you're putting words into my mouth.
I'm just not a fan of the players and their actions on or off the court. Players were showing up to games dressed like court jesters, or sitting on the sidelines dressed like rap stars.....I'm pretty sure they've implemented a dress code now?
A lot of them have this too cool attitude and tough guy image, yet an NBA fight consists of open handed slaps, wild, whirling arms, or a sucker punch, then running away. Then there's the trash talking and taunting. How many times are you going to see a guy dunk over a guy in a blowout game, only to have the guy stand over him, glare at him, followed by "what's my name b!tch?". They do this because they know it's going to get them on Sportscenter. I'd love to see the day that a hockey player scores, goes back to the goaltender and says something like that. He'd be playing the rest of the game with 3 sticks shoved up his arse.
Let's not forget that Gilbert Arenas pulled a loaded gun in the locker room over a gambling debt.
Next time you watch an NBA game, look what happens when a player makes a big shot. More often than not, you'll see them beating on their chest, mugging for a camera, or doing that **** thing where they pop their jersey. When a hockey player scores a goal, the first thing he almost always does is point at the guy who passed him the puck. Maybe it's just me, but I find that a lot more appealing to watch. (save for Ovy's celebrations at times)
Just my thoughts. Add this stuff to a game that I find boring and ridiculous and it makes for something I can't get interested in. I might tune in for hte last couple minutes of a bball game if it's close. But that ends up taking forever. How many timeouts do you really need? Cut their timeouts in half and let's see these guy create on the fly.