Re: Metta Pinhead gets seven games
posted at 4/26/2012 7:59 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Metta Pinhead gets seven games
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Metta Pinhead gets seven games : By your own words, if the guy is nutz, a short leash or diminshed aggressiveness are hardly deterents. Artest just cant control himself in a hyped up situation. So he can be an angel until the trigger is pulled. Then risk of longer suspensions arent even an issue. I dont give him credit for keeping his nose clean of late. What, because he acted like a sane human being for a while he should get a parade? He should have rec'd the boot from the playoffs and maybe from the NBA as well. How many chances does he get? Is Stern waiting for someone to get seriously injured or killed before he puts on his sad act of how regrettful he is for not dealing with Artest more severely?
Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]
Marc Gold's "Competence-deviance" theory certainly applies to MWP. Google it.
In short, the more competent you are, the more deviance will be tolerated in you by others... no matter the profession.
This applies to MWP as well as to any other world-class, outrageously talented athlete or professional leader.
If MWP was grappling with his demons down in a church league, he would have been banned a long time ago.
He is a highly paid individual working for a highly successful franchise inside a very high $$$ league and as such will be tolerated much like the world class heart surgeon whose personal dalliances/demons are overlooked because he brings lots of money/prestige to the teaching hospital that employs him.
That's the way the world works.
Look at the deviant crap we tolerate from our religious leaders, movie stars and politicians.
If you are good enough, you can get away with most anything. If you are only mediocre... look out. You will be treated rudely to say the least... for doing the exact same things.