In my previous post I talked about my decision to stay in college. I didn't think that the post would pick up as much steam as it did, considering the only reason I started this blog was for a class. No way did I expect the blog to make ESPN headlines. No way did I think people would get ahold of this and turn it into something negative, when I intended this to be completely positive.
To all the people who think I am saying the NBA is boring: yea, I may have written it looks "flat out boring," but you have severely missed the context in which I said it. You probably have never experienced what it is like to run out a tunnel with a band blasting music and crazy fans cheering. You don't know what it is like to represent a University, let alone a University that resides in it's State Capitol, and wear that WISCONSIN across your chest. You don't know that intoxicating feeling knowing that you are exactly where you are supposed to be in the career that you have worked towards for your whole life.
My dream is to play in the NBA. I have wanted nothing more in my entire life. But at the same time I have an opportunity to come back to school and represent a school that is much greater than any one student or alumnus, and potentially accomplish something that hasn't been done at this school since 1941.
When I said the NBA is boring, I meant it in the sense that me going to the NBA and sitting on a bench or being put in the D-League isn't appealing to me. The idea of that sounds boring. Who has the dream to play or do something that is boring?! That just makes no sense.
It saddens me that so many people had to take one thing I said in that post and spin everything into a negative. I love basketball. I love the NBA. I can't get enough of it, but at the same time I am not ready to give up college. I believe my teammates and I have so much left to accomplish, and I have the opportunity to be a big part of that. In my eyes, that alone is worth more than any money I could have potentially made.
I will have way more fun in college right now than I would it I began my professional career. I would probably have to move to a different place and leave my family, friends, girlfriend, and the place I call "home." I have been fortunate enough be able to surround myself with great people who have been great influences in my life, and I'm not ready to pack up and leave them.
So when I said the NBA looks boring, I meant it in the sense that it can't compare to where I am and what I am experiencing right now.
Sorry to anyone who was offended or angered by what I said.