Washington Wizards center Brendan Haywood, who want to work in media when’s done playing professional basketball, explained in a December 29, 2009, Q & with NBA.com’s Steve Aschburner why he recently stopped blogging:
Brendan Haywood: I'm intrigued by media. I want to work in media when I'm done playing, and I really enjoyed blogging. I just enjoyed talking about whatever topics are hot. But these days, people get upset about certain things.
NBA.com: Upset? What sort of "upset?''
BH: I blogged that Michael Vick should get a second chance because he paid his debt to society. But we had people calling, talking about how I'm supporting dog fighting. I love blogging, but I can't have people calling [the team], complaining about me when we're not winning. And being in a contract year, it's just not smart. [Haywood makes $6 million this season and will be an unrestricted free agent come July.]
If you want to read the entire interview, see “No shortage of opinions for Wizards' Haywood.”