Here's Charles Barkley And Jerry Rice On Stage Arguing About Kevin Durant, Because What Else Is There To Do?
July of 2016 will be known for 3 things: Worldwide violence, Pokemon GO, and Kevin Durant. Kind of sad the upcoming Presidential election couldn't sneak into that grouping too, but I am pretty sure everyone is going to do their damnedest to forget about that once it's over. Be that as it may - other than the seemingly endless DeflateGate hysteria - has the sports world ever needed something else to talk about so badly? I honestly don't even care if I think Kevin Durant made the right or wrong decision anymore, I'll side with whichever group decides to stop talking about it first. I have no idea why Charles Barkley and Jerry Rice were on stage in Lake Tahoe, but I know that the fact that they used their time to continue a debate that's been dead and buried for weeks is an indictment of the season. Just two knowledgable sports personalities resorting to the most simplistic of arguments. "Jump shooting teams can't win" Vs. "rings are all that matters". Two Hall Of Famers in their respective sports resorted to the most nauseatingly repetitive narratives of barroom banter. Please God, make it stop. Baseball, please do something of note! When the hell do NFL training camps open up? At this point I would rather talk about the 53rd man on the roster rather than talk about the competitive nature (or lack thereof) of Kevin Durant.
That said, I have to crown Prince Charles the victor. Not just because I like him better and Kevin Durant's choice irked me, but because it's literally impossible to win an argument when you have your t-shirt tucked into your jeans. Even Buddy Lee thinks that's bad form.