2021 NBA Draft

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The NBA today? It’s not the same game when Jordan was in his prime. And it wasn’t the same game in Jordan’s day when Sloan and Van Lier were in their prime.

MLB today? Not the same game it was when the Sox won the pennant in ‘59. And the 1959 game was different from when the Sox won it all in 1919.

The NHL today isn’t the same game from when the Blackhawks won the Cup in 1961.

Same thing with pro football.

So does that make today’s sports better or worse from what they were before? Sports is about making a personal connection to the game and those who play it. Whatever the rules are, whatever the talent level is... what matters is how you feel about the game and what does it mean to you. Opportunities to making those kinds of connections will always be there no matter who is playing and how they happen to be doing it.

We’ll always have our personal preferences for how we like the games to be played and the era in which we best ‘connected’ with it. But in the end, it’s still just about watching someone with talent take a ball or puck and do something with it (and preventing someone else from doing something it) regardless of how one happens to get there.

Sports and the rules that govern them will always change with the times. But what must never change is the connection we feel toward it all or it’s just a bunch of meaningless motions for payment.
 
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Winged Warrior
Came here to read about Kofi and Ayo....instead I see 2 pages about how the NBA isn't the same as it was 50 years ago....wake me up when it's draft night. Yeesh.
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BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
Anyone know if Ayo has regained his pre-mask form? Seeing him slowly slide down draft boards has me worried that he's still not 100% yet.
 
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Maybe Ayo and Kofi will help me get interested in the nba again. I loved the Bulls repeat the three peat, but with no Illini in the NBA I’ve stopped watching.
 
#189      
Maybe Ayo and Kofi will help me get interested in the nba again. I loved the Bulls repeat the three peat, but with no Illini in the NBA I’ve stopped watching.
Chicago should draft them both....I mean that dumpster fire can’t get any worse. They might as well pick up a couple decent local kids to fill the arena. Who knows, they helped lead our return to glory - maybe they’d do the same for the Bulls. I mean it can’t get any worse up there than the all the other players they’ve drafted since DRose...
 
#191      
Chicago, IL
Chicago should draft them both....I mean that dumpster fire can’t get any worse. They might as well pick up a couple decent local kids to fill the arena. Who knows, they helped lead our return to glory - maybe they’d do the same for the Bulls. I mean it can’t get any worse up there than the all the other players they’ve drafted since DRose...
As much as I'd love to see two of my favorites go from my college team to my professional team, I want them to end up with teams who are the right fit for them. I worry that with how incompetent the Bulls' front office it means that they might flame out before they get the chance to succeed. If Ayo and Kofi ever play in Chicago - either together or on their own - I want it to be when our front office is on point and they have a chance to really do something.
 
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