DATELINE: Winners Take the Cake
NOT BIRD & MAGIC
You may have noticed that the negative feelings toward the presidential candidates, Hilary and Donald, rival the negative feelings toward the presumptive NBA champs, Steph and LeBron.
It’s a negative year for sure.
Curry may be a media darling, but he has worn out his welcome. And LeBron has always been insufferable. It should remind you about the way the media handles Clinton and Trump.
In the NBA Finals, the referees are the objective arbiters of winning and losing. Heaven help us! We already saw these zebras lay the groundwork for a Curry victory in the semi-finals, though the NBA claims their games are not fixed.
We can’t imagine the presidential election being fixed, though we think the media has played the role of NBA referees with all the aplomb of fixers.
Who voted for the referees?
We have only ourselves to blame if the more unpopular candidate becomes president. The process has been fixed by super-delegates.
We are sick of Curry and James enough to expect them to become running mates for Clinton and Trump. That would make for a ticket with a price higher than a court-side seat for Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
The winner of the Curry-LeBron battle will come soon. And they both will go into oblivion for the rest of the summer, not soon enough. They are not Bird & Magic, and won’t be having any Broadway plays written about their friendship/rivalry.
In the presidential race, the losing candidate will go into oblivion forever—but we will be stuck with the winner for four more years.