I wonder if NBA player think before they speak?
For the record I am on there side in the lockout. When you had a contract that was giving you 57% of the profits it is very hard to give up 7% because the Owners don’t know how to manage their money.
But in the court of public opinion it will be difficult to get people on their side with comments like these.
SI.com: And now for the question everybody must ask you: How is the Batcave coming along? Is this still happening at your New Mexico home?
Granger: Everyone always asks me about the Batcave. Always. The only reason we stopped production of the Batcave is because of the lockout. But the Batcave is very much in effect. The plans are drawn up.
SI.com: I forget the exact nature of the Batcave. Is it based on the Batcave from any particular Batman movie? Or the old TV show? Or a mix of all of them?
Granger: It’s based on the Batcave from the first set of Batman movies — starting with Michael Keaton. It will have a few aspects from the Christian Bale movies, like a drive-in pathway or tunnel that lights up as you drive through it. It’ll also have this kind of circular island, where you park your car on this big circle, and the circle spins, so that you never have to back the car out.
Granger: I’ll also have something where the car gets lifted up on that circle, like an elevator, so that it goes up a floor and actually sort of into my house. My “Batmobile” will actually go into the house. It’ll be enclosed in clear glass near my gaming area.
SI.com: You’re married, right?
SI.com: Does your wife think this is crazy?
Granger: She’s OK, as long as it doesn’t get too crazy. She gave up a long time ago at telling me the whole superhero thing is ridiculous.
Wonder what Bryant Gumbel has to say about that?
I am not knocking Granger for wanting to build his Batcave. I have a lifesize cutout of Spider-Man in my basement, so I get it. This is more for the people who are saying the players are suffering.
You aren’t suffering if you only concern is having to wait to install the Bat computer. There are a lot of people suffering during this NBA lockout, but the players are the last we should be giving sympathy to.