Few things are dirtier than the IOC, the corrupt governing body of the Olympics. You can research this fact or you can simply trust the judgment of good old Mavs fan (and the greatest American-born hockey player ever) Mike Modano ...
But the IOC may have found something as inappropriate as its ownself: The Rio preparation for this summer's Olympic Games, from water that athletes are being told to not submerge their heads into to the Olympic Village itself, as detailed by Australian Olympian Andrew Bogut.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban has long been an opponent of NBA players participating in the Olympics .… Not because Our Future President lacks patriotism but because he thinks it's impractical for the NBA and unfair to ask volunteerism from players when organizations like the corrupt IOC profit.
But not even Cuban saw this mess coming.
Said Aussie spokesman Mike Tancred, representing not just Bogut but 700 other countrymen and women: “We’re having plumbing problems, we’ve got leaking pipes. We’ve got electrical problems. We’ve got cleaning problems. We’ve got lighting problems in some of the stairwells. We did a stress test on Saturday, turned on the taps and flushed the toilets, and water came flooding down the walls.”
Unfortunately this angle obscures the good reports on the work of guys like Harrison Barnes, like Bogut a Warrior-turned-Mav, who is repressing Dallas and Team USA well.
The mess also threatens to overshadow the 100 or so Texas athletes who are in Rio, folks who have worked their entire lives and prepared their entire lives for this opportunity… And as a reward would like a gold medal -- or at least like to be able to take a shower.
Human error happens. That's how another Warriors guy, Team USA's Draymond Green can continue his summer-long obsession with the male crotch by accidentally-on-purpose posting an X-rated photo of himself on social media.
But the Olympic Games in Rio are not about human error. They could be about unity for Team USA, men and women, young and old, athletes and observers (and maybe they will be) ...
But instead (to this point) they are about corruption that stinks like an un-flushable toilet. And watching Bogut and Barnes aside, the whole thing is so dirty it makes you want to take a shower.
Which you will be able to do as soon as Andrew Bogan figures out how to construct a makeshift one.