An interesting article surfaced just the other day about Chris Bosh’s confidence of the season beginning and player workouts commencing. Bosh, who is close to team-mates Lebron James and Dwayne Wade is sure that there will be some kind of player activity where players meet up and work out.
This is eerily similar to NFL Player workouts which were held when minicamp’s and other team events would have been run for their calender year.
I’m not to sure whether the NBA will have something similar happen. We’re only just now getting the Players Association and the Owner Representatives in the same room. To me NBA players are must more selfish people and likely to want to do “their own thing” rather than participate in team run activities. The better teams out there might and I wouldn’t put it past superstars Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade training in Texas or something. I don’t think that the Hornets will ever have one of these.
The question is, where would they hold it?
New Orleans seems logical, but Trevor Ariza and Quincy Pondexter are on the West Coast. There’s been no word of Emeka Okafor since the offseason ended. Marco Belinelli is in Europe playing with his national team. Chris Paul is moving all over the place. Jarrett Jack is on the east coast.
I think Chris Paul would really have to pull the guys together and if it were to be done it’d show that the guys are seriously committed to each other and the team.
I just don’t think we’re in that place.
What’s your thoughts? Do you think this happens and is it more for publicity or an indication of the NBA season being on the horizon?