“Just let us play and continue to negotiate. That’s what we say.”—Carmelo Anthony at least trying to come up with a way for us to watch some damn basketball this fall. If I have to quote Keats’ Ode to Autumn, we’ve all lost.
“So totally improbably, the lockout has helped us learn about the NBA on a level other than the financial one, in addition to basketball in general. We’re also getting to watch players hang out, find out what players think about the sport, finding out what players think about the league, and see a true transition in the way that we consume sports media. As I said before, my viewpoint is skewed, but it seems to me that the NBA will survive this lockout and will be stronger than ever when all is said and done. It’s hard to have sympathy for either the rich people who own teams and use accounting tricks to sound poor, or the rich people who get paid millions of dollars to play basketball. It’s a lot less hard for me to bear the off-season when I get to watch NBA players play the game they love all summer long. While destroying people.”—
In re: to your post about Kobe & the Church Incident, I think the issue is more about the guy trying to take photos of somebody while at church. I mean, there are certain guidelines fans have to follow. You're allowed to snap pics all you want at a game, or at an event such as a red carpet, and if you see a celebrity on the street, you should be at least a little discrete when taking a picture and you should expect an angry glare. But in church? That is private. Kobe had every right to be angry
I took down my post about Kobe because even though I dislike Kobe, the jokes about his cheating and the possible sexual assault aren’t funny no matter how witty they’re delivered.
Taking photographs of someone’s wife at church isn’t kosher. Taking photographs of someone’s wife anywhere is a bit creepy.
That being said, the last time I was in church was a midnight mass in 2002, and I was tripping mushrooms. Even from a secular heretic like myself, church should only be a time for worship. Not snapping photos.