Zach Lowe of ESPN.com is a journalist. That is a fact. However on occasion, like most NBA writers, he makes inferences based on his experiences in the world of basketball. In his most recent column tracing the ups and downs of the Kyrie Irving trade to Boston, Lowe hinted at the fact that the mere presence of Irving could help the Celtics lure extraterrestrial Anthony Davis to Boston:
If Anthony Davis becomes available — and the Celtics’ eyes are very much trained on him — Boston could throw together a package more compelling than just about anyone else’s. Irving would be an indirect part of that package. The NBA’s superstar class respects his ballsy showman’s game. (Ainge has long liked Irving more than most of his peers for some of the same reasons, sources say.) Beyond Davis, it’s hard to pinpoint the next star players who might become available at Irving’s age and merit a motherlode offer — another reason to target Irving now.
I’d say that sounds like a logical opinion Zachary. I believe most young stars like Davis would prefer to play with Irving rather than a ball-dominant point in Isaiah Thomas. The problem I have lies with what the rest of the media did with this paragraph of nothingness. Let’s take a look:
Since all these NBA publications and “experts” seemed to have had their worlds rocked by this piece of information regarding the Celtics and Davis, I’m going to take it a step further. I’m reporting this exclusively here: All 30 NBA teams, including the one he is on, are interested in landing Anthony Davis.
The Celtics did not trade for Kyrie Irving because of the pipe dream that is Anthony Davis. They did it because it made them better than they were without him. The only reason we are talking about it is because sports journalism is soaked in No-Talent-Ass-Clowns (NTAC) that can’t think of their own story so instead, they make one.
Once upon a time, the job of a reporter was an honorable and noble position. Now the only time they tell me things I didn’t know is when they are lying to me.