How Did NBA Commentary Get This Dumb?

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About last week, while Denver waited for the Boston Celtics to lose to the Miami Heat so that they could face them in the NBA Finals, Chris Mannix, a second-to-third basketball writer, continued. Rich Eisen Program. When Eisen asked if the Nuggets weren’t respectful enough, badmouthing the coach Mike Malone sometimes likes to talk about this topic with reportersMannix said something like, look, they’re really respected, the media doesn’t talk about the Nuggets because they’re just “not particularly interesting”.

So what constitutes “respect” exactly? Does anyone on Nuggets need this respect in any way? Does a team deserve respect for being good? When they get it, what exactly are they going to do with it? Can you exchange it for goods and services? If they can’t, why exactly are two grown men talking about this? Who rewards respect? Is it the media? Randos on Twitter? God?

Mannix went on to explain that Nikola Jokic, the star center of the team, does not do media. Jammal Murray and Michal Porter Jr. not attractive. It doesn’t matter that the team is the top seed in the west and just beat the Lakers in a convention final: the Lakers use LeBron James and smoke about three-quarters of the season, so they’re more interesting. He looks annoyed when the Nuggets keep winning even though they don’t give you anything to say off the field.

Read more at The Daily Beast.


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