Jason Whitlock in for Colin on the 4th of July
NBA players have too much power
Kevin Durant agreed to take around $9 million less to re-sign with the Warriors, which will allow them to allocate some of that money toward re-signing other players, like Andre Iguodala. Durant’s move is unselfish, but again shows how much power the players in the NBA wield in controlling the fate of the league.
In the big picture, Whitlock believes the NBA model of players teaming up on a handful of superteams while the rest of the NBA is irrelevant is ultimately bad for the sport. Contrarily, the NFL model of centralized league power is worse for the players, but ultimately the product is better for the fans, and better for the league, long term.
Whitlock thinks the top heavy NBA model of only a few teams having a chance to compete for titles will eventually lose the support of fans.
Eric Davis – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio discussing Venus Williams press conference reaction; and why Whitlock is crazy for thinking Odell Beckham’s tattoos are cause for concern.
Eddie House – FS1 Basketball Analyst and NBA Champ talks about what his tattoos mean to him; and why NBA players having power is great for the NBA.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to discuss how a Gordon Hayward move would impact the East; and what moves Boston can make to build on this momentum.