Let’s Hope the NBA Learns from the NFL – Calling All Guest Writers!

The NFL finally came to a labor agreement. Through all of the blow hards they were able to agree before the start of the season. No football was missed. I have grave concerns as to the intelligence of David Stern. Stern is a hard ass. He is also very pompous. Recently, I read that this NBA labor stoppage could last 2 years!!! Can you imagine two years without NBA basketball?! I hope that the players and the owners realize how that would irreparably damage the sport. Just look how long it took the NHL to recover? Heck, some people will tell you the NHL never recovered. Work stoppages really turn fans off to the sport. The NBA now has international fans (like our favorite North Korean dictator – Kim Jong-il)! I hope the NBA doesn’t let this drag on and enable teams like Besiktas to become household names! Since the NBA is on strike Lebasketbawl is looking for writers. If anyone would like to do a guest article feel free to contact us. Email kobeofthena@gmail.com and we can work something out. Any topic of basketball is allowed— even the dreaded WNBA. I am having a difficult time thinking of content without the NBA functioning day to...

LB is Back To Cover the NBAers Running to Europe

I took a nice needed month off from the world of the NBA. I’m back to cover the pathetic NBA lockout. Perhaps, the most hilarious thang to date is the fact that Deron Williams has inked a deal with Besiktas to play in Turkey. Allen Iverson was a trend setter and didn’t even know it. He isn’t the only one to converge on the other continent. One of our local heros, Ryan Thompson, is heading over to Italy to take place in the increased competition. Ryan is the younger brother of Jason Thompson the PF of the Sac Kings. Ryan played in the D-League last year and hoped to land on a NBA roster. However, with no NBA, and multiple players signing in the European Leagues he figures why not take a shot to improve his game.  It ain’t like the D-League is getting any better without the NBA to feed!  The bottom line is that the typical NBA player hasn’t stashed a large amount of cash. So they are going to be hungry to cash in on any opportunity. Granted, Kobe’s interest in Europe is shocking. But to team up on Besiktas with Williams making a cool 1 million a month—- seems obvious enough to me! Besiktas is turning themselves into a household name.  When push comes to shove I personally believe Kobe is truly posturing and trying to call David Stern’s bluff. Granted, I believe the rest of the mid level NBA players are not. Deron Williams may be the biggest free agent signing overseas but he will not be alone. Don’t forget much of that money comes tax free…. Today was just a taste. Tomorrow...