I’m pondering a move to the New York Times to help it win a Pulitzer Prize. My people have reached out. That’s all I can say at this point.
This comes on the heels of reports that Ray Allen is considering un-retiring to play for the Warriors or the Cavaliers. That’s very nice of him. He turns 41 on July 20 and hasn’t played in two years, but he’s willing to put down his remote and help either of the two best teams in the NBA get their problems solved.
Cleveland and LeBron James beat Golden State in seven games to win the league title. The Warriors have reached agreement with Kevin Durant, one of the top players in the NBA, which means they have will a starting lineup that also includes Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
So, yeah, this calls for Ray Allen.
According to ESPN, the guard is “intrigued by the possibility of playing for another championship.’’ What I love about that statement is the suggestion that, not only does it make absolute sense that someone in his 40s wants to play again, but that it would be Allen’s decision, not the team that won the NBA championship or the team that set the regular-season record for victories.
Stars on the downward trajectory of their careers often try to sign with teams that have a chance to win, especially if those stars haven’t won a ring. People know it’s bogus but smile and share in the warmth of unfinished business getting finished.
Allen already has won two rings. How about giving some broken-down veteran who hasn’t won a championship the chance to piggyback on a contender’s back?
As for me, my motives are pure. I’m in it to help the Times break through the Pulitzer ceiling.