You Say Foreign. We Should Say Global.Posted on June 23, 2011
Basketball is a global game. You don't need much to play. A ball, some hard top, a backboard and a basket. I remember my last trip to China. Walking near the downtown section to a meeting early in the morning and coming to a playground. It was just packed with young men. Running hard on 3 on 3 play. 8:30 in the morning and about 300 teenagers going at it hard in the playground. Basketball is universal. Bejing was just like Brooklyn in the summer to my eyes. Think of some of the great winners of late. Ginobli and Parker in San Antonio. Gasol in LA. Nowitzki in Dallas. The list goes on and on. We drafted Kevin Seraphin in last year's draft. We think he has great upside. There will be many globally trained players picked this year in the NBA draft. Having scouts and good relationships in Europe is a key deliverable and investment that we have been making. Twenty percent of the NBA is now made up of players that are part of the global movement. DC is a global city. Players feel comfortable here. We want to create a big tent; we want to rebuild our team utilizing every tool of the trade. Wish us well this evening. Read this one and let us see how the draft actually unfolds this evening.