Adam Silver is too close to the players, and they’re eating him alive
The Cavs sat their starters again, and the epidemic of healthy scratches is making the NBA look bad to the consumer and its television partners. Unlike David Stern, who was a friend to the owners and a hardliner with players, Adam Silver has become too close to the players and now they’re taking advantage of him.
Silver wants to be the good guy, but pro sports commissioners need to be able to take unpopular stances and look like the “bad guy.” This problem is of Silver’s own making, and to fix it he needs to start being more like David Stern and Roger Goodell, and less like a substitute teacher.
Russell Westbrook shouldn’t come close to winning MVP
Russell Westbrook had another substandard national TV game against the Warriors last night, but people will still apologize for him. People who value triple doubles as the be-all-end-all of player value love Westbrook, but Colin sees it differently.
He thinks Westbrook is a delusional volume chucker who is shooting more than ever and with a lower shooting percentage than ever. That won’t make him any less popular, but Colin sees through act. Westbrook is all about Westbrook, he’s not making anyoone else better.
“He’s a delusional ball hog, and he’s bad in television games.”
Sam Farmer – L.A Times NFL reporter is in-studio to discuss the Tom Brady jersey video; why Marshawn Lynch to the Raiders should happen; if Colin Kaepernick will get signed; if Romo to the Texans is a possibility; and the top stories from next week’s league meetings.
“Cousin Sal” Iacono – Actor and comedian is in-studio to break down the NCAA Tournament so far; if he would avoid hiring Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall because of his wife’s antics; and why Duke is so easy to hate.
Jay Glazer – Fox Sports NFL Insider to release an extended version of the Tom Brady jersey thief video; why the identity of the thief is shocking; and why there is likely more fallout to come.
Jim Jackson – 14-year NBA veteran and FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio to break down the NCAA tournament to this point; why Coach Cal doesn’t get credit; if Gregg Marshall’s wife’s antics are a problem; and if NBA players are taking advantage of Adam Silver.
Peter Schrager – Fox NFL Insider joins the show to discuss the upcoming NFL owner’s meetings; if Marshawn Lynch will end up with the Raiders; and his latest NFL mock draft.