You can’t stop doing something you truly love. The NBA players have displayed this more than ever in the past months. The summer is winding down and there seems to be no end to the NBA lockout. The players realize the situation at hand, and some players chose to go and play overseas until things are handled. NBA stars such as Deron Williams and J.R. Smith have signed deals to play overseas.
Former Denver Nuggets shooting guard J.R. Smith has inked a deal to play for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in the Chinese Basketball Association, or CBA. In the past, Smith has displayed signs of being a force in the NBA but also has shown signs of his youth. He is learning from his attitude problems in the past, and his time in China will teach him better.
Former New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams has chosen to play for a team in Turkey called Besiktas Club (this team also employed Allen Iverson during his brief overseas stint). Williams has been a huge factor for his team in the NBA in his previous years in the NBA. It’s difficult to not play professionally when that’s what you grow accustomed to.
Some people say that this is selfish for these players to do. I feel that they should play as much as they can, and being overseas is a great experience. What do you think?