Not to harp on this but I keep thinking about it and it's halftime so...
How is "this guy got under my skin so I'm gonna make veiled gripes about him to the press" a more 'sensitive' reaction than "this guy got under my skin so I'm going to literally try to strangle him"? It just feels like the guys who got upset and started swinging were being waaaaaaay more sensitive than the guys who got upset and started taking vague verbal shots in interviews.
wait, who strangled who and when?
Dr J tried to choke Larry Bird because Bird was dominating him and kept telling him to retire. There's a pic of it if you scroll up a bit.
...I suppose Sprewell works too though.
Okay I thought there was an incident in today's team.
No people are contrasting "the good old days" with today's players who "are too sensitive", but the proof is somehow that the old school guys would just whale on each other when they got upset. I'm saying that seems like a much more sensitive reaction than what the modern players do.
This is an interesting take, suggesting that whooping up on someone who you have perceived to have been offended by is more 'sensitive' than simply crying about it to others.
Seems to me both are reactions rooted in some form of 'sensitivity'. But if I had to choose a more effective option, yeah, I'm beating my enemy over the head with a stick rather than crying to my mom about it.
But those aren't the 2 responses that are being discussed. No player has cried to their mother over anything.
That we know of
Who knows if someone has said "Mommy, KG was mean to me"