Love's a piece of **** player. No room in the NBA for that BS!
Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Not that there is a direct correlation, but FWIW I honestly do believe media attention comes into play when it comes to player discipline.
I am not sure the NBA or NFL ever say "we need to suspend player X because reporter A said so" but I do think they see what the public will react to, and IMO it is just human nature to react on a bigger story.
As for the issue itself, I cannot speak much to ESPN. Though from what I can see it seems the NBA has gotten little coverage compared to past years.
True on all points. The opaque nature of the league office decision making certainly leads fans to broader speculation as well as just an increasing lack of trust. Public outcry, or the media hype that portends to resemble it (OMG, M.I.A. is destroying children!), seems to have affected past judgments. Carmelo's tap on the cheek on some Knicks player back when he was in Denver garnered quite a lengthy suspension just based on the fact that everyone decided he was being a little *****. That's how I remember it anyway.
Nuntius, great fact checking. I hadn't seen the news that Canada received its independence from America.
You know how hippos are made out to be sweet and silly, like big cows, but are actually extremely dangerous and can kill you with stunning brutality? The Pacers are the NBA's hippos....Matt Moore CBS Sports....