Or the entire NBA, for that matter? With CAA representing LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo, and with all the ties that World Wide Wes has (he's a CAA consultant last I checked)...how long is it before personnel decisions in the NBA are made for the sole purpose of appeasing the Creative Artists' Agency?
Earlier this year we signed Mark Warkentien on as a consultant and personnel director/whatever. Was this, too, a move to appease the Creative Artists' Agency? Why do I get the feeling that the NBA is slowly turning into an old boys' club?
A few years back CAA purchased Leon Rose's agency. Leon Rose represents Chris Paul, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, and Renaldo ****ing Balkman. Did we take back Balkman's contract in the January trade just because he had the same agent as Carmelo? How long is it before the Creative Artists' Agency rules the NBA and personnel decisions and team building for the sake of building a contender become a thing of the past?
Damn it all. I know we ended up with Carmelo and I love watching the Knicks but I can't help but think that the free agency spectacle of the NBA has ruined much of the fun of the game for me...any thoughts?