It took all of about, oh, 27 seconds after NBA owners and players reached a tentative deal for the rumors to start their spin.
Chris Paul longs to play in New York.
Dwight Howard aches to play in L.A.
Every other available body is craving a large-market or warm-weather or generally happening city of his own.
This is the NBA, man. This is the steak-and-jet set.
The fact both Paul and Howard already play in trendy towns is beside the point. New Orleans aint New York, insist the NBA-writing scribes. Disney World aint no Disneyland, declare those who view pro basketball as more of an amusement park ride than an actual athletic event.
And yes, this is exactly the kind of chatter the league had hoped to avoid when it reached a collective bargaining agreement a little more than a week ago. Especially since the new CBA, while decided upon, has yet to be made official.
But thats OK. This is the NBA today. This is a world ruled by social media, where quick and often meaningless chirps...