Stop, Giannis Will Not Be Traded. Find a New Fantasy
I cannot believe I am writing about this again. But again, the West Coast Knicks aka the Golden State Warriors are forcing me to do such a thing. Late afternoon Sunday, NBC Bay Area (More on them later) posted an article about a hypothetical trade to get Giannis to the Golden State Warriors. Apparently, the Bucks are in the fucking Triple-A of basketball, and they would consider trading away their star player for no rhyme or reason. This is some fan-fiction shit. Ever since Golden State had Kevin Durant leave and they’ve been bad, the fans of Golden State are obsessed with trying to bring Giannis to San Francisco. Despite not a hint of evidence besides Giannis and Steph Curry’s friendship.
Fake news is a term that gets used far too often, but this is fake fucking news. I’m sick of hearing about it. More so than anything about Aaron Rodgers. You know why? Because it’s disrespectful to the Bucks. Parts of the NBA media treats them like second-class citizens instead of one of the best-emerging franchises in the league. Bucks will not get respect until they win a title and Milwaukee re-signs Giannis. It is a shame that small markets get treated this way in the NBA but that’s how it has been for decades upon decades.
Let’s talk about the NBC network here. They’re OBSESSED with Giannis like a guy who slides into different hot Instagram girls’ DM’s asking for feet pictures. Since January 2020, the network has tweeted 19 different times about Antetokounmpo. In almost all of them, they’re posting a link to their website or a podcast. Someone in the C-Suite there told them it was good for business to write/talk/tweet about Giannis. This is 2020’s version of clickbait. They’re driving up engagement, views, and clicks by promoting fake stories about Antetokounmpo. While team-run networks are state media, this is an embarrassing display of journalism from all involved.
When Giannis signs his extension, my first tweet will be to this account and all Warriors fans. That is a promise.