We take a deeper look at the ever increasing threat to the NBA…..European Professional Basketball. Are the NBA players serious about going to Europe? Is Europe serious about making a serious run at the NBA elite? Or are the players using this attention as a bargaining chip?
Oh, the irony. We’re not the first ones to point it out, but as the Redeem Team is over in Beijing wearing the USA across their chests with national pride, they are also all planning their escape from the NBA, and America, for the glory of the Euroleague. Or so they would have us all believe.
In case you haven’t heard, LeBron told reporters that he would consider a $50 million offer to play for a European team. This is the part where we’re supposed to act surprised, I guess. LeBron would “consider” getting paid $50 million for one year’s worth of basketball? How incredulous! You don’t even want to know the kinds of things I might “consider” for $50 million, and my aspirations for world domination aren’t even in the same stratosphere as LeBron’s are. But that’s not what this post is going to be totally about (yes, I’ll touch on it, but we’re going to try to scratch the surface a little deeper). [Read more...]