There is a line of thinking in any sport, that a trade that makes both sides happy is the best one – even if no general manager really wants the other side to be happy when it's all over. So what do we think of a blockbuster deal where neither of the key pieces are happy?
A young Jabari Parker routinely spent days after school at the James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club where his dad, Sonny, worked, playing basketball on a court with the Bulls logo and dreaming of representing his hometown team.
Sitting in the sparkling atrium of the United Center, with natural light streaming in and the Michael Jordan statue casting its imposing shadow, Jabari Parker called playing for his hometown Bulls "a dream come true."
Kawhi Leonard and his camp – and really, you're nobody in the NBA unless you have a camp – could teach an instructional course on how to blow $211 million and harm your image. That would be a valuable infomercial for budding superstars and fledgling agents.
The 4th Annual TEACHaret Benefit is Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Springer Opera House. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Proceeds fund scholarships to the Springer Theatre Academy training program.