A punch to the gut was how it was said to be by Pritchard.
Bird sure left Pritchard a total mess.
None of this is surprising to me about how the NBA direction is going. None of this is ever going to change as long as there is not a hard cap and the NBA gets paid for super stars getting put on the same teams.
This started years ago with the Celtics. They always had the best teams money could buy and then when the cap come in they invented what is called the Larry Bird exception. Then the NBA seen the chance to cash in by letting teams pay them for going over the cap. Then the owners were getting paid by high dollar TV deals and couldn't care less about putting winners on the court as long as they were making money.
Now the NBA is made popular by fans who really are not interested in watching basketball played in it's original form. All they want now is highlight dunks and three pointers. Defense has been lost forever right along with traditional basketball. Sad for those who remember the real basketball.
Fact is Pagano went 8-8 without Luck after using 5 different QBs with one of them coming right off the street.
But it's things like this that gets overlooked by those who choose to.
Moral superiority?? You have to be joking. That's even taking it over the top and is getting to the point of pure unaltered childishness.
Sounds like we are seriously considering Lance Stephenson at starting point guard if Jeff Teague's
price is to high..
..I know he's motivated to play hard and well but that's not something I'd be considering