Do you ever wonder what would have happened in the 80s at the height of the Cold War if Mutually Assured Destruction was not a deterrent? Well, we’re getting a glimpse into that now with the NBA. The NBAP Union has disbanded choosing the ‘disclaiming the union’ route (which is like decertification, just not), and in his press conference, David Stern referred to this as ‘the nuclear winter’ of the NBA. Billy Hunter sent a letter to the players explaining what disclaiming the union means for them, and claims they had “no other choice” but to disband the union. Hmmm, no other choice, really Bill? I’d like to see Billy Hunter on a Saturday night trying to choose a restaurant with his wife, it would go something like this: they would both decide they want to go out to dinner; Mrs. Hunter would suggest an Italian restaurant; Billy Hunter, who doesn’t like Italian would say no, and then file for divorce. As mentioned before, these negotiations have devolved into a game of chicken, and the players have shown they most certainly are not chicken. They might not be smart, but don’t call them chicken!
Sometimes I hate being right. Now, more than ever, I need a drink, and following the ‘nuclear winter’ theme I took to the internets and looked up some Cold War Cocktails:
Monday’s games (5) see above link for recipes:
GSW @ DAL (Churchill): Could’ve used ol’ Winston during these labour negotiations.
NYK @ UTA (Cuba Libre): I’ve said before this whole lockout experience feels like the Cuban Missile Crisis, just waiting for the bomb to drop.
OKC @ CHA (Stinger): Two parts Brandy, one party Crème de menthe. Thanks Billy Hunter, I love reeking of mouthwash.
PHI @ POR (Manhattan): Wish Bart Simpson was here to mix mine.
SAC @ MEM (B52) : Feel like a B52 just dropped an atomic bomb…on my heart.