Tuesday , Jun , 10 , 2008 Christopher Sells

H20 Thinking Comeback

H20 Thinking ComebackThis is a special feature by guest blogger Christopher Sells.

Reportedly, former Knick Allan Houston, he of the Allan Houston Rule and one of the most overpaid players ever, wants to play ball again. Professionally. Even after his failed comeback from last season. Really.

These older guys have got to learn to let it go. If you weren’t playing well at 33, why on Earth do you think you could do so at 37? I know 37-year-olds who are just happy to be able to get out of bed every day. And they’re not even rich. Houston wants to put this all on the line for what? Dignity? Pride?

Those are good things to believe in, but where will they get him? Waived by another team during training camp and left with egg on his face again. Let it go, H20. Take the money you earned (disputably) while playing and go have a nice life. Maybe get into coaching, maybe radio or TV so you can still earn a living.

Let all of the rest of us try to remember the days when you were a useful two guard on some competitive teams. That gets harder to do every time you try to step on the court, only to rediscover that the past is still the past.