December 1, 2011.
Bill Gates, an extremely under-the-radar die-hard basketball fan, approaches you with an idea.
The NBA lockout will not be resolved this year. Mr. Gates has decided to fund a rogue basketball league for the next six months. Here are the rules:
There will be 25 teams.
Every player in the world is up for grabs.
You are presented with the #1 pick.
We are using the exact same game rules as the NBA (example: no hand-checking, so quick guards maintain their ridiculous advantage).
The draft will follow the incredibly boring old-school non-snake style…so you get the 1st pick…and the 26th pick…and the 51st pick…etc. Does this make it extremely unfair for the guy picking 25th? Sure. Who cares. Just think about yourself in this scenario.
Salaries don’t matter…Bill Gates will pay all 1st round picks $20 million dollars, all 2nd round picks $5 million dollars, 3rd round picks $3 million dollars…and so on.
The league will last for four months exactly. Come June, the NBA...