Whenever a couple breaks up, there’s arguing, name-calling and some trash-talking behind the other person’s back. Once you get past that, it’s time to move on. The main goal? Find someone better.
In the break up between the NBA players and owners over a new CBA, the players seem to be moving on. Not only have they found someone better, they found the NBA’s younger, sexier, foreign cousin who doesn’t want any kind of commitment: European basketball.
To NBA players, playing overseas must sound like a dream compared to what they’re going through right now. Sure, they don’t get nearly as much money, but they can get a paycheck and come back to the NBA anytime they want if the dispute is resolved.
New Jersey Nets' Deron Williams is the first big star to agree to play overseas in Turkey, but if the NBA lockout doesn’t end soon, he won’t be the last. There are rumors that European teams have contacted Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and other big name players, along with some lesser-known ones. Why shouldn’t they go?