NBA: Why This Joke of a League Is Turning into a Poor Man's Version of the WWE

Josh TrueloveCorrespondent IIIMay 22, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21:  John Cena attends Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on May 21, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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Elbows flying, an unfair dictator for a commissioner, alliances being formed, cheating referees, and superstars wreaking havoc to run the show. Yes sir, just another wild night in the... NBA. The NBA has gotten extremely ridiculous and has become an absolute joke. 

Every story in the NBA sounds like an old episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. The unfair dictator commissioner is the main reason.

Remember when the Lakers were going to get Chris Paul? Oh wait, the Lakers were already good and were not allowed to get better. The league needs more teams to become better so David Stern can make more money. Stern rejected the Lakers/Paul trade as if he were an owner of one of the teams.

Wait, David Stern owns the Hornets? Is this real? This is allowed? This sounds a lot like when a WWE superstar would think they have earned a title shot, until the evil Vince McMahon would come out and make things unfair for the wrestler and make his guy win!

Then of course you have the fights. Well, they are not as much as fights as they are attacks. Ron Artest, excuse me, Metta World Peace, blatantly elbows James Harden in the face! Seven game suspension? That is it? Must be a first time offense. Wait, this guy has done this before and once jumped into the stands and attacked a fan?! 

The fact that Ron Artest is still allowed to be in the league is laughable. This is professional sports, not sports-entertainment.

The worst offense of all is the referee scandals. Referee scandals? Are you kidding me? If it only happened once, fine, one bad ref does not mean they all are. But the fact is that it has not just been one ref, it has been multiple. Reports say up to thirteen referees.

Some people try to ignore it, but come on. Have you ever wondered how every team comes back in the fourth quarter to make it a close game in just about every NBA game? Pay attention to how many free throws that team took. Still do not want to believe it? Well then you are just monumentally naive. 

Want more proof? There was a scandal this NBA playoff season. Reports came out recently of referee Greg Willard being seen hanging around boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Floyd Mayweather is known as a notorious gambler. Sure maybe its just a coincidence, but where there is smoke there is fire. Not to mention, Willard has not officiated a game since the reports came out.

Maybe Stern wants fair playoffs! Or maybe, he is protecting his investment.

The owner in on the fix? No! It couldn't be! It sounds ridiculous, but nothing is out of the question with Stern and his refs. With cheating referees, what is next for this outlandish league? How about unruly superstars who do what they want, when they want?

The Dwight Howard situation is making the NBA look more and more like the WWE every day.

First he demands his coach be fired. When they do not fire the coach, he decides to get back surgery that will keep him out of the playoffs, to heal an injury that he had been playing with all along. Sounds familiar. Remember when a WWE superstar would all of a sudden be too injured to compete because he was unhappy with his manager or tag team partner?

So the Magic finally fired Stan Van Gundy, which is what Dwight wanted. Now he will stay! Right?... WRONG! Reports came out today saying Dwight still wants out. This is like that time that WWE superstar lied to his tag team partner and pretended to like him, until he smashed him over the head with a steel chair!

Then of course there is LeBron James. Your typical good guy who just wants everyone to like him. Until he realizes that the fans are turning against him, and he turns on his fans to join up with some other guys to take over the league! Sound familiar? (New World Order).

The fact that NBA players change teams so quickly often makes the league look worse. It is like that wrestler who changes tag team partner's every month because he cannot find one he is good with. Instead of trying to get better, they just change teams.

David Stern has ruined the NBA. He has turned it into a player run league. Until he decides who he wants to win and his referees manipulate things. The NBA is turning into the WWE more and more every year. In fact, the WWE is better because it is supposed to be a TV show and we all know it is fake. The NBA is supposed to be made up of legit, professional basketball, and it is not. 

And let's be honest, entrance music for every player in the NBA is coming eventually.