Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Stop While Your Ahead

If you haven't seen the new NBA Live 07 commercials, many of them feature Adam Morrison, former Gonzaga standout and NBA draft prospect. Many expect him to go within the top 5 of the NBA draft.

The one commercial that stands out in my mind the most is the one that has Adam talking about the game in which he cried on the court. In the commercial Adam is saying, "So what, I cried, so what." He goes on to say that it just shows his love for the game. Honestly, I couldn't agree with him more. Crying is no big deal. It does show your dedication to the game. Emotions always show how you feel about something, especially in sports. However, with that said, the same commercial has Adam going on to say that when he reaches the NBA that he'll make people cry. Now hold it right there. He's going to make people cry? That's a pretty big claim before not even being drafted yet. Sure you will probably go within the first 5, but you'll probably go to one of the worst teams and your impact will be minimal to say the least. That's how the draft works. The worst teams always get the top picks because, well, they just plain suck. Now it's not that way all of the time but the majority of the time it is. Back to what I was saying, it's my opinion that Adam shouldn't be making those type of claims this early in his career. Because you never know, he may have been good at Gonzaga, but Gonzaga isn't the NBA and until he makes that transition and he really does make people cry then I think that he should stop making claims that he's going to be great while he's ahead.

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