As we all know by now, the NBA’s set to blast off at the end of July. But late last week, a large group of players — including many superstars — participated in a conference call to express their issues with the proposal.
If you’re cruising around the internet, you will see Kyrie Irving’s face splashed everywhere (including this email). That’s because the Brooklyn Nets guard led the conference call and is against the restart in Orlando. Irving, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, would not be in action for the rest of the season, but made it clear he does not think playing is a good idea and said he’s…
“Willing to give up everything I have (for social reform).”Kyrie Irving
But it’s not just Kyrie that spoke up. Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard released a statement agreeing with Irving, and said that basketball isn’t needed at this moment, and will only be a distraction. On the other side of the argument, Austin Rivers from the Houston Rockets argued that many players need the paychecks that would come with returning to play, and could use some of that money to fund causes that would help people. Everyone has their own take on the situation, and that’s a good thing.
To break it down, a plan has been set for the NBA to return, but the situation is evolving day by day, and there’s still no guarantee that everything falls into place. I’m with players expressing their opinions and having different insights on the situation. We all want the games to be back, yet it’s worth the time stepping back and making sure the decisions the right one.
Catch you Thursday.