LeBrons recent postgame comments also brought out a lot of anti-NBA comments,
like 'just a bunch of rubber ball bouncers'
In response, I would point out that basketball is a unique hybrid of ballet, rugby, billiards, and self-defence combat, and those lacking the intellectual brainpower to memorize and implement the playbook, while five determined opponents are trying to destroy your efforts, have my deep respect, as do their coaches, who must see through a dizzying 13 man dervish, to calculate successful strategies and adjustments.
Add in the physical beating these men endure as they crash 3 vertical feet to a hardwood floor, at unpredictable angles, and break-neck speeds, and their detractors are revealed to be a crowd of whiny, soft, jealous, lazy wimps, who totally deserve their comparatively paltry salaries, as do those earning larger sums, in the NBA , and often limping painfully in the later years that are not often shown in the halftime and highlite shows. Thanks guys, it's a great sport, you inspire many people in hard times, and you deserve every dime on your paychecks.