Why In The Hell Would Kevin Durant Leave OKC?

Jul 05

Why In The Hell Would Kevin Durant Leave OKC?

I totally agree with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith when he said that Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors was weak. I know I’m repeating what many people have already said but it’s worth saying again; why in the world would you go to the team that put you out of the playoffs? The thing that adds insult to injury is the fact that they had the Golden State Warriors beat. There is no reason why the Oklahoma City Thunder shouldn’t have tried to keep that team together because they proved that they could have very easily been considered the best team in the NBA, especially after beating the San Antonio Spurs the series before.

Why Would KD Leave?

The only conclusion I can come to as to why KD would be leaving is because he wanted a change of scenery. I’ve never been to Oklahoma City but I do have access to the internet and I’m pretty sure that California and the Bay Area has much more to offer to a young, rich, popular NBA superstar.

Let’s be honest, when is the last time you heard anyone that doesn’t live in the Midwest say they couldn’t wait to go to Oklahoma City? I live in the Atlanta area and I’ve had multiple people tell me they’ve been to the bay area and that they couldn’t wait to go back. I worked with a guy that grew up just outside of San Francisco and he said the only reason he doesn’t still live there is because he can’t afford it.

Well Durant won’t have that problem. He can live wherever he wants and the move will only help build his celebrity. So for that reason I really can’t judge him on the move. Who wouldn’t want to live in one of the more progressive areas in the world? I know I’d move out there if I were in his position…that is unless I had other options in similar locations.

Personally I think the Clippers would have been a better fit for KD. He would have had an opportunity to play with a “Pass First” point guard in Chris Paul and a top tier rim protector in DeAndre Jordan, which is something that’s going to be missing with his new Warriors team. Along with a better team; in my opinion, he would also play in Los Angeles. Need I say any more about the location? I’ve been to Los Angeles multiple times and I just can’t get enough of that city.

Russell Westbrook

Since this move makes absolutely no sense to me I can’t help but wonder what kind of relationship Kevin Durant had with Russell Westbrook. These two guys both finished in the top 5 in the MVP balloting this past season, when was the last time that was done by teammates? I’ll wait.

Conclusion

I can’t help but think there must have been some bad blood between the two. Maybe I’m reaching a bit but like I’ve said countless times since I heard the decision, this makes no sense to me. Tell me what you think about the move. Did he leave because he just wanted to be in California? Is he running away from Russell Westbrook or is there some other reason why Durant decided to leave Oklahoma City.

@geestubbs

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Is It Possible To Make The NFL Even Better?

Aug 18

Is It Possible To Make The NFL Even Better?

The NFL is already the number one sport in the nation but there are a few things that would make the sport even better.

  1. If Johnny Manziel becomes a superstar.
  2. If Tim Tebow becomes a starting NFL quarterback.
  3. If Los Angeles football team wins the Super Bowl.

Johnny Manziel

I’m not a Texas A&M fan nor was I a big Johnny football fan but I had and have a great deal of respect for the guy. I really didn’t have a problem with his money sign; it kind of went with his style of play. I think the guy has star power and he gets butts in the seats and eyes on the television screens.

The wonderful people in Cleveland would like nothing more than for Johnny Manziel to become the Browns starting QB, but for the sake of the NFL, he doesn’t just need to start, he needs to be a superstar.

Tim Tebow

As for Tebow, he’s in a different situation. He doesn’t have to really be a superstar, he just needs to be a starter. If he can find some way to wiggle his way onto an NFL roster I’d be willing to bet that he’d get a legitimate chance to start unless he has to play behind someone like Manning, Brady, Rogers…you get the idea.

All I’m saying is that people love Tim Tebow, people even love to hate Tim Tebow. His name is great for the game. It broke my heart to see him working on GMA last year when we all knew he belonged on a football field. That’s not a shot at GMA, just as a little plug, it’s my favorite show to watch in the morning, but Tebow shouldn’t be on their payroll right now.

L.A. Football

Finally Los Angeles is going to get a NFL football team, this is long overdue. How in the world does the second largest city in the nation not have a football team? The only thing crazier than that is that OKC, Memphis and a city in Canada actually have NBA teams. Someone please explain to me how that happened.

Now that LA is actually going to have a team now, everything about the situation has to be top notch. The stadium better be one of the best in the NFL and they need to put a good product on the field. If they are able to put a winning team on the field in a brand new state of the art stadium; it’s going to make the NFL even bigger than it already is.

Conclusion

Sure the NFL already has a really good product but one thing I’ve learned over the years is that if you don’t continue to revamp things, keep things fresh or continue to be innovative, it will surely begin to decline. If you don’t believe me take a look at boxing and MLB.

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