Since July when Kevin Durant made his decision to join the Warriors and put the target on his back, people have been speculating as to what the reason is. Why would he leave a team that was up 3-1 in the conference finals? Why would he leave a team that just added some pieces in the off season with Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis? Why would he not want to play with another top star in the league with Russell Westbrook?
The NBA is fantastic these days, but nothing like the days of Bulls vs Knicks on NBC. As a youngster during this time, who didnt root for MJ. But I loved those Knicks teams. One of the integral pieces was Anthony Mason. With the news of his passing today, I had to scan youtube for a clip like this. Mason was one of the symbols of what Knicks basketball was.
Oh…..To be 10 years old again and hear that theme as they show the Garden, I can still feel the goosebumps.
For many years the fans of Chicago got to witness the greatest night in and night out. They were gifted 6 titles in an 8 year span. So this is not a piece telling you to feel sorry for Chicago Bulls fans. If anything they were beyond spoiled. (more…)