|"If I can't see or hear your emotions you're toast before the game starts!"|
Unfortunately, we now live in a world that everyone is afraid to have some bravado while in the heat of competition. It's even happening in the sports world which should be the gold standard for competition.
Philadelphia 76'rs guard Evan Turner, who is from Chicago, was asked what it would mean to face the Bulls in the playoffs, and he was quoted by The Delaware County Daily Times as saying, "It means we're dodging the tougher team. That's what I think. I think we'll be able to compete well against Chicago, and have an opportunity to win the series."
Understandably, boyz went at him on Twitter and the media jumped all over it by asking the Bulls players how they felt about what Turner said. After it blew up Turner later tried to explain what he meant.
"Absolutely, they play the whole year as the No. 1 team, they beat Miami a couple times, they're without Derrick [Rose], without their best player for a while," Turner said. "Obviously, they should be [upset]. I would be mad, too. 'Who does Evan Turner thinks he is?' I understand. They could have easily said negative stuff and been unprofessional."