Notwithstanding the broadcast, the webcast, the radio feeds, the Twitters and the overblown but expected wall-to-wall, they-took-the-point-guard-from-Slovenia! coverage by all of the ESPN networks, I have a question for the masses:
How much do you care about this NBA draft?
I hate to sound like the old guy on the porch. But it seems to me that the draft has lost some of its allure.
I love the sport — basketball players in general remain the greatest all-around athletes in pro sports — and I suppose there’s still some lingering drama before each selection.
The problem is the draft has become relatively faceless. Once you get past the first few names — and this season, once you get past Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin – there isn’t much to identify with. Most need name tags.
This season’s projected No. 2 pick: Ricky Rubio, a point guard from Spain. Would you know Ricky