Whoa, whoa, whoa, I'm calling timeout. I'm absolutely here for the character assassination of the Chicago Bulls front office, because - after having flipped Jimmy Butler for a return that would make 'Home Alone 3' seem worth the wait - they deserve even the most harshly worded of criticisms. I just can't sit here and let the moral compass of the entire street pharmaceutical industry get dragged due South in an effort to comparatively make a dysfunctional organization look more incompetent. I don't exactly run with any drug runners, but I'm not sure I agree with the implication that it's impossible to conveniently get your fix without the fix being in. Travelle Gaines is in the inner circle of an NBA superstar so - despite being a personal trainer - he probably shouldn't be shedding light on his interactions with those pushing weight. That said, I find it much more egregious that he lumped them all together as a "profession" while hinting that they are anywhere near as terrible at doing their job tactfully as the jackasses that are making Michael Jordan happy to be a part of the Hornets.
In all seriousness, I think there might be some legitimacy to the claims of Travelle Gaines. In most cases I would just assume this was a little self preservation on behalf of a client that probably didn't mind being moved, but it's the person doing the preserving that has me rethinking that notion. We aren't talking about an agent or a business manager whose role is to maintain the reputation of a professional athlete. We are talking about his trainer whose role is to maintain the core strength of a professional athlete. You know you have truly fucked up as a franchise when you have indirectly offended a brick shithouse of a man into uncurling his kettle bells and loading up his Twitter fingers. When your gym supervisor starts worrying more about how your career will be defined than your abdominals you know the man who threw a wrench into how things were supposed to work deserves to have his nobility questioned. Especially when his defense of his shoddy hustle is reminiscent of that of a drug dealer...