In the past, the NBA has been about developing young stars to become all-stars, and possibly NBA champions. The NBA was like going out to eat and having a four course meal. You enjoyed your salad, appetizer, entree, and dessert. You got to know someone and enjoyed the time. You spent about an hour and a half to two hours in great company.

Those days in the NBA are over! We are a currently living in a culture that is running faster than the Road Runner and we are enjoying going to McDonald's because we can have our food in 3 minutes or less. Comparatively, that's how the NBA owners like it. Now we see new coaches that are being hired every season, and draft picks who are coming in and promising a championship.

The steps prior to that are being overlooked and forgotten. The owners have become a right now organization and do not want a four course meal. They want Burger King, Taco Bell or McDonald's because they are used to getting everything right now. Billionaires are running the organizations and don't seem to understand the cultivation process. Coaches are not given the proper time to develop players and the players do not have a coach long enough to understand the schemes of an offense or defense.

This NBA free agency has been about people leaving teams to win now. I don't have problem with winning now but I have a problem when the whole league thinks that's the only way to win. We all understand the phrase "A copycat league" but that does not work for everyone. San Antonio has been a class organization which has not copied the league until this year with the signing of LaMarcus Aldridge and David West. The owners need to get back to developing players. I cannot eat a T-bone steak cooked in 3 minutes. It takes time to cook a great steak and it takes time to develop players and have a successful coach. The owners are asking 19 and 20 year olds to deliver them a championship. The owners need to get back to having a four-course meal and not insist on a value meal that is put together quickly. I enjoy a great home cooked meal because it was thought about, and it took time to prepare. You occasionally can have fast food, you don't eat it every day. Just like the saying goes, "You are what you eat."

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