Colin Cowherd: “Brooks Koepka has no personality and it’s hurting golf. Mike Trout is GREAT but very quiet and not great for baseball. It hurt tennis when Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl we’re no. 1. Duncan’s Spurs were a DUD for ratings. When Kareem was no. 1 the NBA was in trouble before Magic arrived and the NBA exploded. Basketball is a star driven sport.The NBA’s best player, Kawhi Leonard is Daniel Day-Lewis: Super talented, but non-embraceable, non-relatable, and doesn’t get me to the theatre.”
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he doesn’t think the NBA is positioning itself well for a LeBron-less era in the next decade if the soft-spoken Kawhi Leonard is going to be the game’s best player.
Check out the audio above as Colin explains why basketball is the most star-driven league in North American sports and where the interest factor is vastly more around the personality of its players than the success of its teams.
Can the NBA still garner immense interest from the average fan if a taciturn Kawhi is the face of the league? Colin doesn’t think so.