That’s Why They Play the Game


I had to chuckle when I looked at the paper this morning and saw that the Orlando magic had defeated the Cleveland Cavilers. One week ago the Cavaliers were crowned as the next NBA champions! What happened? Folks that is why they still play the game. Much to the horror of Nike and the NBA what will happen if the Denver Nuggets and the Orlando Magic end up in the final? That will be a TV ratings disaster! No Lebron James and Kobe Bryant? Somehow I think Nike and Commissioner Stern will figure out a way to get LA in there. Remember this is not about sport, it is entertainment business. Big bucks win out! Sorry for the dripping sarcasm and cynicism, but it is too hard to ignore.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
Vern Gambetta


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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