It feels contrived, the Chris Paul trade to Lob Angeles, the controversy surrounding David Stern's veto of the original Paul trade to the Lakers, the hype leading up to the NBA's Christmas marathon.
The league that demanded our attention in June with an incredibly compelling six-game Finals series is now trying to recapture the momentum it lost thanks to a pointless lockout by pretending Paul-to-the-Clippers is as polarizing and fascinating as LeBron's "The Decision."
ESPN is itching to air video of Lakers fans burning Stern's Brooks Brothers sports coats in the street. Any day now, Jerry Buss is going to fire off an angry letter to Stern that will provoke Jesse Jackson to make an asinine analogy comparing Buss' suffering to slavery or the Holocaust.
TNT and "Law and Order" no longer have the market cornered on drama. The NBA now glorifies drama to excess.
I'm not buying it. It feels contrived.
"The Decision," the Big Three,...