One lockout has ended and another is looming. Now that football is back, we get to rest our heads — very briefly for NBA fans. The most significant difference that we can see so far between the NFL and NBA lockout situations is NBA players talking about playing overseas. Personally, I find this annoying. No one cares about Ron Artest possibly maybe sort of thinking about playing in Finland. Kobe and LeBron will both be on NBA rosters when the situation is sorted out, so why waste our time talking about it.
While everyone else tries to figure out if it’s worth signing with a European team to play in the fall, Amar’e Stoudemire has decided to come over to our world. By that I mean the Knicks franchise forward is going to be banging some keys and joining the blog world. According to the NY Post, Stoudemire has made a deal with Big Lead Sports to launch his own website in exchange for a revenue-sharing agreement and small equity stake in the company.
Stoudemire will reportedly talk sports and fashion and aim to help make fantasy basketball more popular in an educational way.
“This is definitely a great opportunity,” he told the Post on Tuesday. “From fantasy basketball, it’s a great way to learn math without you even knowing it.”
Educational? That might be a stretch, but there’s no denying this is great news for the blogosphere. Having athletes on-board with what we do is huge. I’m not sure how much success Amar’e can have in growing fantasy basketball, but an NBA All-Star as a blog contributor can only mean good things for all of us.Google+