ESGN: Freddie Gibbs “Changing The Locks”

Guess who’s back? After noticing Freddie Gibbs’ insightful and often humorous observations on sports through his Twitter account, Rap Radar decided to give him a forum to express his thoughts on the thrills of victory and the agonies of defeat. It’s Gangsta Gibbs Wide World Of Sports. The black Bill Simmons is here. And for his 12th column, Gibbs weighs in on the NBA’s second lockout.

Damn YN, I was focused on this lockout shit then I seen the Casey Anthony chick beat that murder case like OJ. It’s crazy how she got off for killing a child and they tryin’ to give Boosie the chair.

Anyway, I can’t wait to watch some sports to take my mind off all the crazy shit going on on CNN, oh but I forgot, both the NFL and NBA are now officially locked out.

This ain’t nothin new to the NBA.  They had work stoppages in 95, 96 and the infamous lockout of ’98 which shortened the season to only 50 games. There were talks of this during the regular season but I was so in awe of the MVP season Derrick Rose was having to really give it any thought. I knew something was wrong though when I looked at a newsflash across the bottom of my TV screen that said “NBA in debt over 300 million”.  I thought to myself, damn… I went to like 4 games this year and each time I spent at least $150 bucks or better in the arena on top of the tickets.

That along with all the TV revenue, merchandising, special events, etc.—how are these muthafuckaz broke? What it all boils down to is these greedy-ass owners want a bigger slice of the pie. Owners claim they can’t turn a profit in the current collective bargaining agreement which was established in ’05. Basically the teams are overspending and they want the players to agree to a system that
has them giving back hundreds of millions to the owners.

I ain’t no accountant or nothin’ like that but it sound like that luxury tax kicking these owners in the ass. Shiiit the Lakers payroll was 110 million, them as well as 6 other teams went over the 70 million dollar salary cap limit that was put in place. Who’s fault is that? You definitely gotta pay a nigga like Kobe 20 mill a year because he fill the seats, I mean ain’t nobody comin’ to see Luke Walton.

All 3 of the big 3 in Miami got max contracts. So who’s the blame?  These guys deserve to get what they’re worth or what they generate and because their bosses fucked up the books—we the fans gotta suffer?

Ray Lewis had to be reading my tweets when I said if there is no NFL, the crime rate would go up. Imagine going through the fall without the NBA as well. Fuck it I’m just gon’ be a college basketball-watchin’ muthafucka. In a sick weird way it might help the college game, I know the NCAA don’t give a fuck either way it goes, they paid and they don’t have to pay the players, but that’s a whole other issue.

I’m out this bitch til next week. Shouts out to Jose Baez, you like the latin Johnnie Cochran, I’ll call u if I’m in a jam.

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  • real

    realest alive!

  • http://www.twitter.com/mja773 mja

    guaranteed contracts for bums like eddie curry are killing the league.

  • D

    cashis is dissing him

  • meh

    alot owners dont get enough blame for why their teams suck….

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    NBA owners and players need to get this situation handled ASAP. Players like kwame brown and eddie curry are STEALING $$$. My LAKERS need a PG D-WILL would be perfect.

  • garcia

    What the fuck has Cashis done in the last 5 years? Who cares about that lame?

  • Puerto-black

    Go Knicks!

  • Word

    Im bout to just start watching Baseball with the white ppl. ESPN is boring cuz all they talkjng bout is LockOut! We just want Football and Basketball! Not fucking Women’s Soccer! GTFOH

  • BigDickEinstein

    Ya’ll are fuck dumb if you blame the players for a lockout. Owners CAUSE the lockout, and they make about 30 times more than the average player does. But it isn’t enough for them.. the NBA is profitable, and like every other business in America, YOU CAN STILL RUN A BUSINESS IF IT ISN’T PROFITABLE. owners are 100% to blame, they’re willing to reduce other people’s money (the players who play the game and the reason we watch) instead of their own to save a business. GREEEEEEDY what the fuck do u expect though its AMURRRCA

  • PPtheTRUTH

    Seriously Derrick Rose.. MVP season? uhhhhhhhhh he just as blinded as all the fucking so called “fans” were. Hay zeus.

  • JK

    Ha crime rate on the rise my nigga

  • NotoriousRambo.

    RAPRADAR CAN WE WORRY ABOUT THE MUSIC AND STOP WITH THIS BS

    CASHIS NEEDS TO END THIS FOOL NOT LIKE HE WILL GET ANY HELP FROM JEEZY EITHER

  • Converse

    DOPE gibbs doesnt sugarcoat shit!

    O yeah fuck DAVID STERN!!

  • BLU LAMBO

    GANGSTER GIBBS HO!! MIDWEST MALCOLM!! DUDE IS SO SICK. HIS VERSES ARE REAL AS EVER.

    YO NO DISRESPECT TO CASHIS BUT, FUCK YOU HOMAE!!!

    HOW YOU GONNA DIS A REAL EMCEE IN THE GAME WHO PROLLY BOUGHT YOUR EP AND UNDERSTANDS HOW RAPPERS IN THE INDUSTRY LIKE YOU ARE GETTING DONE SHADYYYYY.

    CASHIS YOUR ALBUM IS MORE BORING THAN A BAD MEETS EVIL INTERVIEW.

    I NEVER HEARD NO DIS FROM YOU BUT IF ITS TRUE, YOU BETTER SAY SORRY AND BEG FOR A VERSE FROM MR. GIBBS, HO!!

  • Cam

    Cashis must be dissing condoms and birth control…all them damn kids he got.

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    The new Eminem… Producer/Artist KAKE

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