Millionaire basketball players couldn't
keep their anger within the court's
Quite a brawl, with chairs being thrown and everything else people pay to see in the WWE! Ron Artest retaliated against the crowd after some jerk splashed him with a cup of beer. What would the "Bad Boys" of Detroit's championship team think about it? Would they be angry at the site shown on TV of kids crying after seeing their heroes act like schoolyard bullies?
Sex, Violence and Pro Sports -
titillation for the masses?
Basketball is an adrenaline driven game, now populated by a lot of young men raised in Housing Projects. Was the free-for-all really unexpected? Maybe management has been sowing the seeds of this publicity stunt, sort of like the Monday Night football commercial with an NFL player skipping a game to do the nasty with a desperate housewife? Was it coincidence they used a "black" player and a "white" woman in a commercial shown in the 6:00 pm time slot of the West Coast? Doesn't it make you wonder whether the NFL really was unaware of the Janet Jackson thing in the last Super Bowl half time show? That, too, involved people of different "races." Were they flirting with the mandingo thing for biggest effect?
Maybe, we're being used as chumps, and our children, too?