If you haven’t heard, ESPN is reporting that Dwight Howard is joining the Lakers. And once again, the NBA has allowed itself to become a monopoly of the rich getting richer.
But of course, if you’re a fan of the Lakers, this doesn’t affect you as you’re happy at once again finding offseason success. Getting Howard, getting Steve Nash and keeping Pau Gasol with Kobe Bryant is just all stuff that the rich and privilege continue to receive.
Since moving to Los Angeles several months ago, I’ve gotten to understand the Lakers fanbase a little better and I’ve come to the conclusion that a lot of them (not all) are just spoiled. They’ll never understand what the majority of the league goes through because they don’t know what suffering looks like. Granted they’ve drafted good players in the past, but they’re always on the top and unlike many other teams, aren’t familiar with struggles.