It had to come out. The ex-NBAer Brandon Jennings gave his thoughts on the current NBA via a series of tweets posted Friday evening. The former Bucks point guard laments a lack of passion.
“The NBA needs to change its rules. First of all, making this league a player’s league was the dumbest thing for basketball. You have to find a balance. If I’m a fan why would I pay to see players who can decide when they want to play? There are only a few guys in the NBA who are true basketball lovers! You take the money there is to take I completely understand that, but the passion for the game has been lost! Looks like everyone got serious injuries from the moment the money fell! Kids don’t even watch games anymore, just highlights on Twitter and Instagram. You have to put something in the contracts that stipulates that you have to run at so many averages on this or that, or play at least so many matches, have to do this or that to receive this money. They just did it with Zion (weight clause).
To be one of the 450 NBA players is a privilege that must be appreciated and respected. It changes your life immediately. You play at the highest level. You have to be proud of it and honor that. If I’m a dad taking his son to a west coast game and it’s my ONLY chance to see a star player from an east coast team and at the last minute I find out he’s is in rest… it will annoy me. I will tell myself that my family worked too hard to buy this ticket.
Some players can do certain things (he cited Chris Paul and LeBron James as examples of players who turned the NBA into a players league), because they earned it. But not everyone can do it. It remains a business and a system to respect. »
His opinion on load management? Simple :
“Mike (Michael Jordan) had 13 years with the Bulls and in those 13 years he played over 80 games TEN TIMES… come on man
[…] I miss the Kobe Bryant Mentality. 8/24. »
Bron and CP earned that!!
But it’s not for everybody is what I’m saying. Certain players can do certain stuff. But everyone can’t be comfortable trying to get that off. It’s still a business and system to respect. @ClutchPointsApp https://t.co/vNVMXPyCfI
—Brandon Jennings (@Tuff__Crowd) August 13, 2022