Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden argues a call with referee Brian Forte during Game 4 of second-round playoff series against the Miami Heat, Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Philadelphia.

Matt Slocum, Associated Press

You know what I don’t get about James Bond? He’s got women throwing themselves at him, he’s got a license to kill, he’s got all these cool cars and gadgets … how ’bout a smile? — Jerry Seinfeld

You know what I don’t get about NBA players? They’ve got more money than the president (and a cooler job), they play a game for a living, they don’t have to sit in front of a computer screen eight hours a day (unless it’s to play video games), they have fame and fortune, people fawn all over them …

How ’bout a smile?

Instead, we get scowls and surliness; we get serial grumps. We get John Wall, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Ben Simmons and The King (of grumpy) LeBron James — perpetually angry, irascible, malcontented, thin-skinned. They’re grumpier than Kevin Costner on screen. They appear to have a permanent case of heartburn.

Who wants to watch that?

Remember those guys in the opening scene of “Les Miserables” (the musical version)? They were having more fun than NBA players. The Lakers play the game as if they are pulling a shift at …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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