Those of you who are dedicated readers of this blog know that I'm not a rash thinker. I don't jump off the deep end when silly rumors pop up. I try to think things through before jumping to the knee-jerk reaction.
That said, I'm going to cancel my subscription to Slam magazine.
OK, I'd cancel it if I had a subscription to Slam.
Thankfully, I don't. And if you do, you should revoke it immediately for the way the mag dissed Dirk Nowitzki in the recent (I think) issue.
The magazine thought it needed to update its list of 50 greatest NBA players of all time. Apparently, the last time it did that was '97 and much has changed since then.
One thing that hasn't changed is that there is still no German listed on their top 50. Talk about losing all credibility. A list with Dennis Rodman (48), Dave Cowens (44) and Clyde Drexler (41) on it, but no Nowitzki?
I was glad that I took the time to thumb through this book just to know where it stands. Now, I can avoid it the rest of my life. Or its life, whichever is shorter.
But I'm guessing I just lost one more free-lance opportunity.
By the way, on the bright side, Jason Kidd is 28th on their all-time list. And there's nothing really wrong with anybody in the top 50. They're all great players. It's just that snubbing Nowitzki is a major mistake, especially considering Steve Nash is No. 50.