A Philadelphia 76ers Fan’s Warning to General Managers: You Can Be Replaced

July 3rd, 2010 by Kevin Yorke Leave a reply »

As I sit here lamenting what could have been on the onset of the biggest free agent class since the Triassic period, the possible scenarios currently at play, and what could have happened with my favorite basketball team, I am struck with one startling conclusion.

A toddler would make a better general manager than a good amount of the current crop that work in the National Basketball Association.

The reasons why I believe this are plenty, mainly due to the fact that some of these ridiculous contracts handed out to sub-par players are unarguably the most dimwitted and head-scratching events yet to take place in human history.

If I were, let’s say, a factory worker, and I made a factory blunder equivalent to signing Samuel Dalembert for six years and $64 million, the factory industry might have collapsed in upon itself.  This contract alone destroyed the Philadelphia 76ers franchise and made it almost impossible for the team to sign any post presence since.  Only now has the team rid itself of this contract, but only due to the fact that it’s ...

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