Greetings, the people, the 70th annual NBA draft of these fine United States of America is underway. This is the Big One, the Mega Action Man Auction Event in which bright-eyed, athletic and stupid-tall young fellows come from across the country to be picked like sweet and ripe fruits of the forest. And good luck to them.
I'm Matt Cleary, watching from a couch in Sydney, Australia, and I know very little about basketball much less the rules and mores of your NBA Draft. But the Bleacher People, bless them, have handed me the gig on the back of a blog about 49ers Aussie running man Jarryd Hayne that went a bit silly last year. And while there's been plenty written on the perils of Capitalism, this would not happen in Stalinist North Korea.