lakerz12 wrote: Snakebites wrote:
darmani wrote:This season was cut short too so...
No, this season was not "cut" short. It was planned to be shorter.
We knew from the outset it was going to be 72 games- schedules were equalized accordingly.
Last year the season was cut short with schedules of uneven difficulty.
It's different. I refuse to believe you don't know this.
It’s different. But is it different enough to go from saying it’s a good idea to saying that whoever came up with it should be fired?
The person who came up with the idea LeBron liked last year, should be fired now for that same idea?
You have to do some mental gymnastics to rationalize that one.
The circumstances of the seasons are not so different to justify that degree of a flip flop.
Yeah, I think the fact that the season wasn’t properly ended last year is a critical enough difference and that it makes the situation fundamentally different. The issue there was that some teams had easier or harder remaining schedules at the point of the stoppage. Here the playing field was level to begin with, it’s just an extra step to make the playoffs.
I’m also, god help me, willing to grant that he might have actually changed his mind independent of his own situation, but that’s not necessary to my position here.
Was Lebron’s statement too extreme? Sure, but I also doubt he was being literal about the guy being fired. He said it in a moment of frustration. It happens. This isn’t worth getting so worked up here no matter what side of the issue you fall on.