Pete Vecsey of the New York Post on players today compared to the ones from back in the day…not much difference to tell you the truth. I once heard a quote from former football coach Bill Parcells, “players today are no different from players from the 70′s. The only thing that is different is the people around them.”
On second thought, I was wrong to make it appear coach-killers DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans are more full of themselves than self-absorbed slugs back in the day.
It only seems that way because today’s athletes make movie star fortunes and their business is out on the street 24-7 in the twinkle of a twitter regardless of whether they lust to live in the limelight.
Coaching conflicts with players, altercations between teammates and lousy late night lifestyles weren’t kept under wraps because people were better at keeping secrets eons ago; beat writers and columnists simply didn’t report what they knew for fear of falling out of favor or exposing their complicity.
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