Recently, No Bulljive sat down with No Bulljive to get some answers to the more difficult questions life, and the NBA has to offer. Lo! Peek in as NB contributor DJ Hatesyou plays favorites and interviews the premier/only Bulls/Kaiju blog in the world. (Any other Bulls/Kaiju blogs please email DJ Hatesyou at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration) Anyhow, here’s how we pass time during a labor stoppage in the NBA at NB.
If the Bulls stay healthy, they are championship-caliber right now. Rose and Boozer (the later of which got too much flack, as I believe he was in very ill shape) were both banged up in the post season, and they were a few misses (shots, calls, whatnot) from commanding the Heat series. With that said, every team would love the luxury of being healthy in the playoffs and few ever are. The Bulls have too much of a liability on offense (Learn to love Brewer/Bogans. I do not see them significantly upgrading their shooting guard.) to run through the playoffs with serious bumps and bruises. After this year, things get really questionable for their future down-low, as they will most likely not be able to hold on to Taj. If Boozer cannot hold his own on D, maybe we will be seeing the Jomer in there(?).
Questions 3: Why is the NBA and it’s personnel such a three ring circus (questionable owners, erratic behavior from players, almost universal disharmony among the franchises) compared to almost every other professional league? And now with the labor stoppage, should the world at large be concerned about releasing these human beings upon the general public for more than four months of a year?
Question 4: What justification is there for following professional sports and what is its purpose?
Following sports is a disease. There comes a time, every year of my adult life, in which I tell myself that I will watch less sports and spend that time with productive work. The result of this declaration is total failure, as I do shit like pick a new Italian soccer team to follow or create a horribly time consuming blog about the Bulls. To top it off, most of the time spent following sports (unless you are a Yankees and Lakers fan) is in agony, as your team probably sucks most of the time. I guess I will answer the question with a question: What is the justification and purpose of cancer? Maybe sports is just something to argue about, and people LOVE arguing.
Question 5: There’s been talk of the NBA expanding internationally. Is this just owners and players pulling a David Hasselhoff and milking the Euro cash cow, or do you think it’s somtheing that’s genuinely good for the league?
Obviously, in any business, you want to exploit any profitable market. Europe would most likely be a profitable market, but I cannot see the logistics of it working. For a sport that involves playing games 3-5 times a week, the distance is just too great and it would immensely hurt the product on the floor. The only system I can see working would be having US and European conferences, and having the winner of each conference face off in the Finals. But even that is dumb (although there are enough off days in the post season schedule to justify it).
The Lakers are nothing but image and they play in LA. If you cannot see how those thing are related to each other, you are either not from the US or should be reading children’s books.
Question 8: Speaking of Occupy Wall Street, what is NB’s stance on getting stuff?
[Judas Pato has stormed out of the Q & A session]