TSN With It's Best ESPN Impersonation: Asks If Wayne Gretzky Or Steve Nash Is The Best Canadian Athlete
Link To "Debate"
Well, they say that the people you choose to associate with say a lot of about you. Looks like that's no truer than in this case right here. You know when you hang around someone a lot and start to take on their mannerisms? Talk like them, maybe take up the same hobbies as them? That's exactly what TSN did here. TSN and ESPN are of the same family of networks but it might be time to cut back on the family gatherings. You hang around stupid long enough and you might adopt some of it's characteristics. This question is so damn unbearable baseless that it makes every dumbass LeBron James and Johnny Manziel talking point look stimulating. Make better choices TSN. Choose better company.
Hockey is a more tight nit community than most of the other professional sports. It's a community that may have to excommunicate Ray Ferraro. Ray Ferraro saying that there is "no wrong answer" is the biggest dive I have ever seen taken and I currently watch the NBA. Did I just watch a man get castrated on national television? It's one thing to be a company man. It's a whole different thing to engage in a conversation that perpetuates the illegitimacy of the sport you made your livelihood. Even entertaining the thought that Steve Nash, a guy that didn't even appear in a single NBA finals, is on par with a man that carries the nickname "The Great One" is a complete disservice to hockey.
Sure, Nash gets a ratings boost for being white and Canadian and succeeding in the NBA, but he would need a 'Wonka-Vator' to match the the significance that Wayne Gretzky has on Canadian athletics. If there is a sport that judges it's superstars primarily on championship pedigree it's basketball, and rightfully so. Steve Nash hasn't even appeared on the biggest stage of his sport. Not a single time. Nash isn't in the top 30 of NBA players of all time. He isn't even the best white point guard of all time. Wayne Gretzky is widely accepted as the best hockey player ever. Period. We can discuss stats. We can discuss championships. We can discuss importance to the sport. Anyway you slice it, Steve Nash gets posterized by the best. Although that's nothing new...
I can't believe I even wasted time formulating an answer, thus giving even the slightest of validity to the question.