What up world? It’s the kid EJ back with another edition of The Blog About Nothing. My bad on the start and stop nature of this blog, but I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. Your boy had to take a trip overseas to handle some business that was near and dear to my heart, but I’ve got to move on and throw my energy into something constructive. That’s what this blog is about. Using my talents for good, and hopefully entertaining the tens of people who actually read this piece of shit that I call art. This week I’m going to talk a little Dwight Howard, a little Alex Rodriguez, and a late take on Aaron Hernandez. Let’s get it.
The Dwightmare hopefully comes to an end today when Dwight finally makes his Dwicision. Dwight Howard has been a roller coaster these past couple of seasons. First he was an Orlando Magic, then he declared his love for Brooklyn, before accepting a move to the Los Angeles Lakers where he repeatedly butted heads with Kobe Bryant (according to numerous reports). Now Dwight is being courted by the Atlanta Hawks, the Dallas Mavericks, the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets, and of course the Los Angeles Lakers. The fact that the Lakers have thrown all their energy into keeping Dwight shocks me. This is the Lakers! Players usually do all that they can to get to LA, and once there they do get there they do not want to leave. However, what most Lakers fans do not want to accept is that thanks to the internet and social media the World is a much smaller place. You do not need to be a Laker, you do not need to be in Los Angeles, in order to be marketable. I really believe it’s for that reason, and for basketball reasons, that Dwight will decide to leave the Lakers. So where does he go? I think Dwight has two plausible options. Those options are the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors. In Houston he has an already made superstar in James Harden. He has good shooting with Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin and the Rockets can try to flip Asik for another piece that can help. In Golden State he another star with Steph Curry, a great shooter in Klay Thompson and the Warriors have expiring trade pieces in Bogut, Biedrins, and Jefferson. My choice for Dwight is Golden State. If Golden State can dump their contracts and keep Thompson and Harrison Barnes, a starting 5 of Dwight, David Lee, Barnes, Thompson, and Curry can be a title winner as long as they fill out the rest of the roster with pieces that fit. All we need to do now is sit back, grab some popcorn, grab your favorite adult beverage (for those of us over the age of 21) and wait for Dwight to make a damn decision!
I go from one headache in Dwight Howard to another in Alex Rodriguez. In the words of New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman: Alex Rodriguez needs to shut the fuck up! The interviews, the tweets, the perception that he’s not a quitter and all of the speculation of performance enhancement that has come down on him, is not his fault is damn ludicrous. You did it to yourself Alex. You took the steroids, and you likely put yourself into the middle of this Biogenesis situation and you did it for your own damn ego! Alex Rodriguez was on a Hall of Fame path and now he’s a pariah that can’t be cut. The Yankees made a mistake when they re-signed him to a $275 million contract a few seasons back and now they’re stuck with him. No one is trading for that deal, and the Yankees can’t pay him to go away. So, since Alex is shackled to the Yanks he just needs to do himself the favor and sit his ass down, shut his mouth, and do what he can to fade away into oblivion.
Finally, Aaron Hernandez. The Hernandez story broke while I was down in Trinidad & Tobago so I’m a little late on this but I don’t get what is wrong with Aaron. You’re an athlete. You’ve been blessed to make millions of dollars but you’re nothing more than a common thug. We may not yet know his involvement in the murder of semi-pro player Odin Lloyd but we do know that Aaron has been involved in numerous violent incidents, and has a known love of guns. Why was all this information buried until now is beyond me. His issues go back to his college days at the University of Florida, yet he was drafted high by the Patriots, and was rewarded with a $41 million contract for his play, despite his history of violence!! That’s what bothers me about this. You’re being paid very well to play a child’s game that places very little expectations on you about how you live your life outside of it. All you have to do is stay clear of trouble, and you can’t even do that!?!? Ridiculousness. Hopefully the next team Aaron plays for is the Massachusetts State Penitentiary football team. He won’t be playing tight end though. The man going to play wide receiver once the homies in the pen get through with his dumb ass.
That’s it. I’m out for this week. I hope to be back next week with another edition, and I hope you’ll be back to read along. Peace.
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