The Olympics are set to start in Rio and NBA players are dropping out of the games like witnesses before a John Gotti trial. Some, like LeBron James, are choosing to rest after long playoff runs. Some are opting to skip because of concerns with the Zika virus. Others may have slight concerns that the entire government and infrastructure of Brazil is crumbling and on the brink of collapse, and looks like the Hunger Games.
A group of protesters is now greeting visitors to Brazil at the airport with a sign that reads: “Welcome to Hell.”
— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) June 28, 2016
Today, the Houston Chronicle published an article calling out NBA players for skipping the Rio Olympics. It says the decisions are largely driven by an appalling “me-first” attitude and other “get off my lawn”, fist shaking arguments. Today in The Herd, Colin said Rio is going to be an unmitigated disaster, and NBA players should do what’s best for them and their families. If they choose to stay home, so be it.
“Anytime I see these articles critical of Steph Curry, or Kawhi Leonard, or Russell Westbrook, or LeBron, Houston Chronicle this morning, criticizing American athletes, it should be noted golf is back in the Olympics, and five of the biggest stars, including Jason Day and Rory McIlroy, and Adam Scott have said no thank you.
You’ve got raw saw sewage in that bay behind me. The Zika virus. “Welcome to Hell.” Police and firefighters saying, ‘We’re not being paid’. It’s outrageous. It’s outrageous.”
The IOC, like corrupt FIFA, has continued to give the Olympics to under equipped cities like Rio, and Sochi, Russia, that looked more like Chernobyl.
The least the athletes can expect from the IOC is to play in an Olympics where the first concern is winning medals, not getting robbed at gun point three feet outside of the Olympic Village, or catching Zika.
Rory McIlroy withdraws from the Rio Olympics over Zika virushttps://t.co/K7XCZkiKWF
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) June 22, 2016
— KCTS 9 (@KCTS9) June 17, 2016