From: United States
Cool of the kid. Feel bad for him.
Ya, don't disagree on the NBA. Like I said, I still enjoy it, but it's not what it once was or could be. I still maintain that Jordan and Stern ruined the league a bit by making it about individual "stars" and highlight plays rather than a team. And I think that's seeped into every avenue of the league in one form or another.
And what'd really weird is that it was Magic and Bird who saved the league in the first place, the ultimate team guys, and that's when the league was at its best.
My personal opinion I'm sure is different than most, but I loved the NBA before Bird/Magic.
Financially, they probably did save the League, but I didn't need to be saved from it. I loved pre Magic NBA. IMO, Bird and Magic didn't save the NBA. They did make them realize that they could market individuals. And that's what saved the NBA. It's almost like the NBA made Jordan in a lab. He is exactly what they needed.
I don't know how old you are, but there was really good NBA before Magic and Bird.
Also, I saw that thing a couple of years ago on HBO, about Magic and Bird. It's a must watch. I'm guessing every body in here has seen it.