ahhh...but we dont disagree....what we apparently disagree with is who that person should admit it to and more importantly who they choose to disclose what they are doing about it to.....based on what ur saying, one should admit it to the whole world and then tell the whole world what they are doing to make things better....i disagree with that...ron has admitted he has problems...even said some of the things that he would like to do-as it relates to public knowledge-less techs and flagrants and playing more as a team....2)I completely disagree with the idea that a person admitting that they have a problem and getting help for it has nothing to do with courage. If that is how you truely feel then perhaps that is why we disagree.
as i said earlier...any answer other than a denial he would be persecuted for...whether he says its noones business...or no comment...it was a no win situation....how would u expect him to answer just about any aspect of his personal life that was seemingly being brought into question....denial is the pat response for politicians, athletes, etc....3)This is a bit off subject on my part but NBA players do not make thier money because they play basketball. If simply playing basketball earned money the Milkan's family would have been able to afford his burrial costs.
NBA players make money because people pay to watch them play basketball and take an interest in thier personalities. This is especially true in the star driven promotions of the NBA.
Bottom line is that Ron makes millions for being in the public eye. He is under no obligation to use that fame for good causes. (Ron in fact does and is a very generous person.) However, in this case I think he made a mistake. He should have had an answer ready that wasn't a lie.
im not sure what ur trying to say here....if ur saying that people are too concerned with public figures personal lives then i would agree....but im not sure thats what ur saying, because if it were , im not sure why you would be arguing that he should have shared his personal life with the world...By the way I wish people who think that therapy is a personal issue would apply that same logic to drug use, law infractions, personalities and sex lives. Those issues usually aren't said to be out of bounds and the only reason I think that in this case it is different is that Ron is a Pacer.
i cant speak for anyone else, but i feel this to be the case for everyone, not just ron...
however arrests and what have u are matters of public record, so in that light it is a bit different...