food we’ll never eat. It’s what casinos count on to keep winners gambling until they become losers again. Just recently, we’ve seen numerous musicians (and by “numerous musicians” I mean “Nicki Minaj”) attempt to stay relevant by going “Full Gaga,” forgetting that actual quality music always has been and always will be the main draw.
Anyway, with Irving and fellow newcomers Ricky Rubio and Jeremy Lin, you have a trio of natural born basketball players making waves in the NBA today despite not being world-class athletes; collectively thumbing their noses to the recency biases. Perhaps you can call the attention they’re each receiving “progress,” but I think we just got tired of letting what looked great yesterday allow us to completely forget about what’s been (and will probably always be) great.
Damon Young is the co-founder of the award-winning site Very Smart Brothas and co-author of Your Degrees Won't Keep You Warm At Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide To Dating, Mating, and Fighting Crime." Follow him on Twitter: @verysmartbros