As fans, we often fancy ourselves as armchair experts. With every move a team makes, we see thousands, if not millions of hot takes that follow, from the cordial and cheery, to the downright insane. In "Vlade's Day Out", my spiritual follow up to "The Vivexpendables", you, the reader, get to play the part of Vlade. When Vivek gives you 24 hours NOT to screw up, every decision you make has consequences. Do you have what it takes to make it through Vlade's Day Out? There's only one way to find out as you live a day in the life of Sacramento Kings General Manager Vlade Divac.
You wake up feeling slightly rejuvenated. After one crazy event after another, life has finally slowed down. No rumors. No trade demands. No Woj bombs. No Drama. As you stretch your arms out, and fall out of bed (literally), you get started on your morning routine. You light up a cigarette, take a shower, get dressed, pour yourself a heaping bowl of Crunch Berries, curse the name of Robert Horry, sit down, turn on the TV, and eat your breakfast. As you you chew each spoonful of fake berry goodness. Your mouth drops to floor, as does your cereal, your cigarette, and your entire body.
"Shocking news out of Sacramento today, as Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Vlade Divac, who was officially named General Manager of the Sacramento Kings, has been given exactly one day to keep the team afloat, or he will be replaced by former teammate Rodney Buford."
You catch your senses, and get up off the floor. just a few months earlier your were battling snakes in order to protect your franchise player. Now, you are on the chopping block. Your emotions quickly fluctuate between anger, sadness, anxiety, and excitement. Suddenly, Jazz music overtakes the room as your phone rings, and Vivek's face shows across the screen. Worried about what you may do or say, you carefully think about what to do next.