Thursday, June 23, 2011
I'm No Athlete
But I keep thinking about Brandon Knight's interview. I like to think that future NBA players have a rough idea of what's going on in the league. They would be fans, students of the game in the loosest sense, and maybe even curious about their own prospects. I had always assumed that, when the draft started to come into focus, they would think about how they might fit into the lottery—and the teams attached to it. If nothing else, out of sheer curiosity. And as it got closer and closer to that moment where it all became real, you think they would at least do their homework and learn about potential future workplaces. Now, I know Knight didn't work out for Detroit. But this pick, even if no one gave a fuck about it, wasn't exactly improbable. And Knight, who prowess in the classroom is as famous as his game, had no idea what awaited him in Detroit. SMH.