What in the fuck has the NBA turned into? Like, I understand that guys want to play with people who they are familiar with and whose company they enjoy, but this is getting out of hand. First you had Dwyane Wade emphasizing the importance of relationships, and now Carmelo - who has little to no chance of being moved anytime soon - is posting tweets that sound like they came straight from Bob Marley if Bob Marley was around during the AIM away message era. Four of the best players in the NBA are acting like the guys from 'American Pie', but instead of making a pact to get laid at prom they made a pact to do everything in their power to play together. If professional basketball was a middle school classroom then LeBron, Wade, Melo, and CP3 would all be sitting together at lunch trying to conjure up a way to coax the teacher into letting them team up for a group a project. I can't even imagine what their personal profiles would look like if AOL were still a thing. Probably be littered wth shoutouts and inside jokes. Probably have some super corny group name for themselves that's not at all ironic or as funny as 'Banana Boat Crew'. Kevin Durant joins a 73 win team that was a cock slap away from repeating as champions, and the rest of the NBA's finest are subliminally applauding the decision because they totally understand what it's like to be BFF4E?
Can someone - no - ANYONE embrace the smallest amount of competitive spirit?! We are talking about some of the best athletes the world has to offer after all. Not saying they need to be sworn enemies, but a "sibling" rivalry or two might just help a league that's starting to resemble the first day at summer camp when you're still to shy to say 'hi' to any of the kids that you don't know. Nothing is a surer sign that this league-wide idea of "solidarity" might be bordering on codependence like Carmelo Anthony dropping a line that reads like it was stolen from a 'Spice Girls' song and attaching his ultra sensical personal hashtag to it.