How bad is the Nba?
With this recent zspurs fines and ridiculousness it just makes me hats the NBA even more. Stern blocked a trade last year. This year fining a team for sitting players.
The game has geared entirely to promoting individuals and not teams
Stars essentially can choose or force there way on to any team they want.
Suspensions are ridiculous these days. Flagrants/technicals are ridiculous.
The league is run by stars. If you don't have the best stars you aren't going anywhere.
Stars get by far more favorded calls than any other league.
The refs are by far the worst out of any sport.
Defense has pretty much been taking out of the game (see docs comments) you cant touch anyone these days.
What else am I missing? This is just off the top of.my head of things that frustrate me on a daily basis with the NBA. Aren't there definitely a lot more negatives about the NBA than positives?
The NBA doesn't suck... it's awesome. It's at a high point right. Even some of the league's bottom feeders have exciting young talent. There are surreal otherworldly players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Point guards like Chris Paul who could stand toe to toe with the greatest of all time. Veterans in their mid-to-late 30s like Kobe, Duncan, Pierce and KG who are defying the odds and playing at extremely high levels (Duncan, for instance, is the 4th best player in the league statistically so far)... It's just an awesome league right now. I love it.
The center position is weak right now. Beyond that, it's a fantastic league all-around.
The refs aren't corrupt and the league isn't fixed. Most of the things people hate David Stern for is utter nonsense (like the ridiculous lotto conspiracy theories propagated by people who don't even understand how the lotto works). He's done a fantastic job overall and deserves a lot of credit.
The suspensions aren't ridiculous... Rondo instigated a brawl and got 2 games. He got off light. I wouldn't have argued with a 1 month suspension for what he did. The Humphries foul on KG wasn't even that hard. The NBA has done a good job of keeping things in check post Pistons/Pacers brawl.
This league has always been dominated by stars. That's part of what makes the NBA so great... it's a sport where individuals can make an impact more so than any other sport. It's what makes players like Russell, Jordan, Hakeem, Magic, Bird, etc so darn iconic. Right now this is King James' league... he could hang with any of those greats. This has always been a league of dynasties. It's always been a league of superstars. The lack of parity is great. We're freakin Boston Celtics fans. Part of what makes this team so historically relevant is the 11 championships Bill Russell (primarily) brought us.