Of course, this isn’t how the proverb more famously goes.
The true proverb is: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. In today’s less colorful vernacular, this sentiment would more likely be expressed as, “You ain’t all that, but you sure as shit look better next to the assholes you hang with.”
It is also an apt way of describing why Roy Hibbert, a middling decent performer in the NBA, is worth $14.5 million a year.
That’s a lot of money to spend on a guy who’s production isn’t significantly better than that of Zaza Pachulia.
And stepping away from the basketball world we get:
Now, I’m obviously not the first person to point out the huge discrepancy between the salaries of mediocre athletes and astonishingly awesome teachers, firemen, policemen, etc. Nor will I be the last. But when I read articles like this one, or a blog post like this one, I feel like I need to bring a little bit of snark to the discussion.
What does that have to do with Roy Hibbert? Not that much. What does it have to do with piracy?