Lou Williams Blasted Sports Writers After Being Moved In The CP3 Trade, And He Was Totally Justified In Doing So
Here's the thing, I don't think there were all that many analysts unnecessarily blasting the abilities of Lou Williams when they found out he was a part of the deal that brought Chris Paul to Houston. In fact, I think what has the 'Sixth Man Of The Year' candidate the most upset isn't some uptick in criticism that people randomly threw into their "OMFG, CP3 AND HARDEN!" articles, but rather a complete lack of a mention of the instant offense he'll provide the Clippers. Now, of course, Lou Williams is - at the very, very most - a footnote in a story about the Rockets acquiring a future 'Hall Of Fame' point guard in their effort to dethrone the Warriors. That said, I think we can all relate with not wanting to feel as though we are merely a portion of what's accurately being considered a small price to pay.
That's why Lou Williams should act as if there is not a single journalist that has ever picked up a basketball. He has every right to make generalizations about media members by all-but-assuming their health is at immediate risk when the elevator to their second floor office is out of order. It's definitely not true, but it's not nearly as false as implying that a proud professional athlete that just averaged 17.5 PPG in the best season of his career is nothing more than a spare part. The nature of the beast is that we (in this case, unintentionally) treat unbelievably talented players like they are scrubs comparable to the transcendent, generational company they keep. If a well above average bench player in the NBA has to deal with getting glossed over in trade talks then the people talking about those trades should consider it an occupational hazard when they (myself included) all get lumped together as one big, definition-less mass of fat that's held together by suspenders and saturated with no tangible skill other than concocting baseless opinions.
Relative to CP3, Lou Williams is a no-name. Relative to Lou Williams, every sports writer on the planet Earth is an talentless, out-of-shape dork. Fair is fair.