Friday, February 20, 2009

The NBA now the top sports league in moral standings?

BETDEPORTES PRESENTS:
The NBA is better than your league

Alright everybody has heard enough of the old 'the NBA is for thugs' philosophy. Although it has died off a little as of recently, i would just like to voice my views about how now, the NBA might be the 'cleanest' league in America by comparing it to others.


NFL - I love football. This is the easiest to dismiss. Nobody has ever accused the NFL of being less 'aggressive' than the NBA. First of all, their is a huge, underloved cause of NFL players who need help AFTER their careers end. Big studies have been done, clincal depression and even early deaths are HUGE issues that need more care. After that comes drugs. Besides the 'party' drug issues (which is something the NBA also deals with, so i cant call the NFL out on this) you got performance enhancers. I have no idea why football doesnt have its own Mitchell Report like paper, but i guess it just does not care. Besides steriods, you got straight up criminals. One of its biggest stars is just getting out of prison for fighting dogs, and it seems just about every month, another dude gets locked up or pulled over. Who remembers when a Cincinnati Bengal was more likely to be wearing Prison Orange than Bengal Orange last year? Or that a certain cornerback gets his name in the news for what he does at clubs, not on the field (PACMAN!!). But this is just the latest example.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gM2ZbtIMv2U72DRClyir-FkX-KBAD96F3SB04.

MLB - I have no idea why baseball is still our national pastime. While we do still got lots of clean players, the biggest names are always turning out to have used some 'roids. We all know about Alex Rodregueiz and his injections. What strikes me most about A-Rod is that he keeps trying to downplay it all. Watch it by clicking here. Saying stuff like "we were amutures" and "we probolay didn even do it right" is the next closest thing to denial. Sure he fessed up, but only because he was called out. I hope Alex does not break Bond's record, but if he does, he will be no better than Barry. But at the same time, what Barry did, and what Alex did do with steriods is amazing. I did read Jose Canseco's first book about 2 summers ago, and he said the majority of the leauge were users. That means it is not JUST offensive players. So, even though Alex and Barry and Mark and Sammy and Migeul all cheated, the guys throwing the balls were cheating too. We all know clown 1 and clown 2 were avid users, which helped them be dominate pitchers. But brining it back to my starting point, i think any sport that is now not as much based on natural ablitiy as much as who can poke the best needle in your ass should not be the national passtime.


NHL - This leauge is a joke. The only reason it is loved, is because it is dominated by white people. You guys are all thinking 'Whoa BET just played the race card' but bear with me. Parents want their kids to have role models that look like them, but with better aspects. So do you really think Soccer Mom Sally and Buisness Bobby are going to let their son look up to a big black man like Charles Barkley? That is what leads parents to raise their kids on hockey. However, hockey is a great sport to watch, very faced paced and intresting. BUT it is also the most violent. Things like THIS happen. On top of it all, it gets NO media scrutiny. The fights are actually tolerated, refs circle around and let the 'entertainment' happen for 2-3 minutes before 'breaking it up'. If that occured in the NBA or NFL (and anytime situations like this happen) 4 letter idiots wet their pants calling the particpants 'thugs'. In the NHL their are no thugs, just 'hockey players.

But what really inspired me to write this was a huge story that isnt getting enough media attention. http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=519904

The NBA may have their own little bastard on the inside, but oh wait, so does the NHL, and he now is working their again! "Tocchet was served with a criminal complaint, accused of financing a nationwide sports gambling ring based in New Jersey in which several current NHL players wagered"

Nascar - Vroom vroom. If you really want to hear my views on NASCAR, good luck. The only way that would happen is if this and this occured at the same time. Either way, you would not like them. I am not this man.

Lacrosse- For people that realize the evil of baseball and football, but's parent forbidded them from loving basketball. Aka this.

NBA - I already told you why the other sports are inferrior, now let me explain why the NBA is better than them. 1. NBA Cares - a program unmatched by anything else. NBA cares is a great thing. It lets people interact with NBA players while preforming community service at the same time. 2. Great plays - Only in the NBA can you find guys doing sensational plays, not saying other sports dont have great plays too. I just am biased on this one. 3. The best commissioner. Who is gonna catch him? Selig? STERIOD ERA. Goddell? EVERYTHING. This guy knows how to run a bussiness, and it doesnt hurt he loves basketball either.


To wrap this up, i think the NBA deserves a better rep. I think it has done everything to deserve it. Stuff like this does not happen in the NBA anymore. Or at least not to such a dergee. Until the NBA has its Marshawn Lynchs, its Alex Rodregueizs, its Roger Clemens, its Todd Bertuzzis, and its Kostitsyn brothers i dont see why it shouldnt rise to the top of the sports spectrum.


Cat out.

32 comments:

BETCATZ WITH A Z said...

First!

BET you should stop trying to provoke thoughts. Everybody is just gonna laugh at your ass.

Ryne Nelson said...

Nice work, BET. I can't believe you know enough about NHL to even begin to compare it morally to the best League in the world. Big props, I guess.

the baconator said...

Nice article BET. It's nice to see a serious side to you sometimes. Props for "trying to provoke thoughts."

I agree with most of what you're saying, cept for the whole NHL thing. I'm white and so are both my parents. My dad's told all sorts of stories of his favorite players growing up, about Bob McAdoo of the Buffalo Braves, of Sherman Douglas and Derrick Coleman of Syracuse, all of which were black. Maybe in upper-middle or wealthy class whites do the situations which you mentioned exist, but not in plain ol' everyday folk. Hell, one of my role models is Kevin Garnett. I would say parents want their kids' role models to be positive in general, regardless of race

BET said...

i should have specified, but that is what i meant. The white people that live in the burbs were the ones i was refering to. Their are plenty of white NBA fans, i know quite a few, hell most of my co-writters are white. I am just saying the NHL has such a huge fan base because of a race factor.

Justin Walsh said...

BET, I agree with you on every sport except Lacrosse. I played for my HS on varsity & I can tell you right now 60% of us were on the basketball team as well. Basketball skills translate VERY well on the lacrosse pitch & LAX players are ENCOURAGED to play basketball. Fuck stupid parents who tell kids not to love a sport, but that's not the culture of lacrosse, that's the culture of bad parenting.

Justin Walsh said...

I played basketball, football and lacrosse, and the only sport that frowned upon playing basketball was football. I then quit football.

BET said...

Seeing the only lacrosse players i have ever came in contact with were the ones fitting that description i used, not yours, i guess i will take your word for it. But where i am at, the 'future frat boy' type is the ones playing. I am sure their are lacrosse/basketball players, but i never came across one.

You are right though.

AR said...

Very Good.Really.

Moose said...

I play lacrosse as well, and that sport is . . . well, it's tough. You get hurt a lot. But you take it. I agree with Justin on that matter.

BET said...

okay okay fine. You lacrosse people are okay with me. Just dont go to duke to pursue your dreams in that field.

BET said...

and thanks for the kind words Ryne and AR to the Izzo

AR said...

I played a game called hurling.Look it up.It's hitting people with sticks disguised as a sport.

Eboy said...

Perhaps the most succienct BET post......EVER?

Hursty said...

That was really good BET.
I've done curling before... that shit is harder than it looks.
Never played lacrosse though. The only time I've seen it played is in American Pie.

RV said...

Did we trade BET prior to the deadline, only to have the deal nixed due to grammar mistakes, and now he's back and on his best behavior??

Hursty said...

Maybe RV. Maybe ;)

And I didn't even moderate him! Amazing!

ps- 'Amazing' was the best kids show here in Australia for like 10 years.
Ammmaaayyzzzinnng (like mazes).

Justin Walsh said...

Real lacrosse is 10 times more violent than in american pie. And BET, trust me there ARE the future frat boys in lacrosse, just as there are future frat boys in football, basketball, hell even soccer. I was in a fraternity when I was at KSU and it wasn't because of lacrosse haha. There are always those stereotypical frat-tastic lacoste billboard fratcats. But lacrosse isn't a gateway to it haha. All the best LAX players do nothing BUT play lacrosse. And one of the best LAX players in the game right now, Kyle Harrison, a black guy by the way, who played 4 years at Hopkins...Played basketball in HS and plays basketball every day to keep his fundamentals up & because it helps him in lacrosse. Moose, are you an attack man or a middie? I was the crease man on defense and a long stick middie

Moose said...

Justin, I am the frickin' goalie, and when I get lucky I play the long pole crease. But I don't get lucky very often. It hurts sometimes. I hate playing goalie, I love D. Trade off, you know?

Moose said...

I mean, I'm better on D because I'm strong, big, fast and coordinated, but my team has NOBODY, so I'm forced to play goalie. Sigh.

Justin Walsh said...

you can make goalie, just get your goalie stick cradling/evading down fucking PAT so that sometimes you can leave the crease after a save an bring it down the field in a blowout, hell even go for a shot. just remember MOOSE, WHEEEELS

Roy said...

Yo BET. This has got to be one of the best you've done. Great job. :D

Moose said...

Yeah, I'll try that. You mean, when WE'RE getting blown out, right? Because we aren't gonna pick up any wins, haha.

jameyburke said...

Best one so far. BET-Deportes...nice.

BET said...

this is my favorite thing i have ever written in a while.

Thanks for reading America!

BET said...

And Australia too

speaking of Australia, where is my boy Money Bill at?

BET said...

Church time! I am late, by the time i get their, it will be over! PEACE

Justin Walsh said...

I just want to say one thing about hockey- it's a VERY exclusive sport that has a pricetag that makes it impossible for minorities to play. it's all white usually because regardless of how this sounds, because of racial prejudice in the workplace, the higher salaries are USUALLY held by white people. I wouldn't say that the game is popular because parents want to have their kids role models look like them (white)....I think the sport is popular because hockey fans watch hockey and the rich companies that the parents of kids who play support it.

jameyburke said...

Good point Justin. If a kid wants to play bball, all he needs is a ball. Even if he doesn't have a hoop in his yard he can practice dribbling. If a kid wants to play hockey, you're talking skates, pads, helmet, stick, renting time at a rink..It's alot of money. I remember when I was growing up only the rich kids could play hockey....

LeoneL said...

nice post and nice comments.

good work on the post. i think my only problem with it has something to do with my eyes. the black background kinda makes the letters cast a LOT of shadows. my eyes are fucked up anyways. :P

it's funny though we could label stern the best commissioner when we blast him for everything from changing H-O-R-S-E to G-E-I-C-O to letting oklahoma city steal the sonics. :D

BET said...

Stern's biggest down side is his money. But then again, in the NBA its 50% basketball 50% business.

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