NBA Season/Chris Herren Unguarded
This NBA lockout is one of the most infuriating things I have experienced as a sports fan. The NFL lockout was childs play, those guys were just trying to divvy up the boatloads of money they are making. The NBA is not as profitable, I understand that, so they need to make a change. Players need to understand that agents are telling them one thing, but for the overall health and viability of the league, as well as their fans that they are going to have to take a miniscule paycut. Small market owners can't afford the huge contracts you people are demanding! I am not going to rant about this anymore until the season has commenced, but you all know I am a huge NBA/Celtics fan and coming off an amazing post-season the NBA has dropped the ball big time.
ESPN ran a documentary recently called Unguarded. It is based on Fall River, MA native Chris Herren, who was a sensation in high school, played at BC in college, and eventually made it to the pros. However, he was heavily addicted to painkillers, heroin, and other drugs, he was a complete addict. I remember this guy when he was on the court for that terrible Celtics team, but then he was cut and I never heard from him again. Bill Simmons spoke with Chris on the BS Report, and it really is a good listen. Just because someone is rich, doesn't mean they can't fall prey to opiate addiction, I know a lot of people in my life who have been affected by this, and I can totally relate to Chris. Worth checking out.