My Issue with the NBA

Morning, peeps, tweeps, and sheep.

So, I have a confession to make. I hate the NBA. No, it's not just LeBron's fault. And, it isn't entirely the whole "grown ass men get paid millions of dollars to play a game children do" argument. It's just boring as hell.

A follower of mind once said "the last two minutes of an NBA game are the only exciting part." And, save for the NBA Finals, I'd kind of have to agree. Unless I'm a fan of a team or a player, I'm not going to invest 2.5 hours of my time to watch grown men throw balls into a hoop and have pretty much no impact on my life whatsoever. Even when Jordan was playing (waits for readers to gasp and curse my existence), I was marginally interested.

Sure, I'll fire up a game of NBA 2K12 and mop the floor with almost anyone, but when it comes to watching the actual NBA? I'll take the NCAA over the NBA. See, with NCAA basketball, there's more at stake, it seems. And, yes, I'm aware that a good portion of college players dream of being in the NBA. But, it's so much more than that. In NCAA, players are calling for "just one more game" pretty much all one-to-four years they play. March Madness is one of the most insane sporting events of any given year. Except for the Super Bowl and the World Cup (in places not called the United States of America), I can't think of a sporting event that unites, divides, and has almost everyone tuned in and participating in an office pool. Can BronBron and company do that? Not really.

-SOTB

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