dynamic duo wrote: sfhand wrote:
dynamic duo wrote:
i'm sure he is happy, they just wrecked blazers with him riding the bench in a playoff game. again, this was the most uncompetitive move this league has ever seen.
Wrong, as a dubs fan I can guarantee the moves of the Warriors franchise during the barren years were the most noncompetitive moves the league has ever seen. Furthermore, I dispute the notion that players taking advantage of free agency even qualifies for the discussion. Of course, people with hypocritical views never examine their own choices or hold them to the standards they try to apply to others.
sure, teams have made bad/uncompetitive moves throughout the nba history. there has never been a player of kd's caliber who stacked the deck as much he did though. up 3-1 in wcf and you play bad to close out the series and decide to join that very same team who embarrassed you 1 month later? this is about competitiveness, these guys are paid millionaires wherever they play so i don't think it's fair to compare their situations to average joe's.
Well, given that players are human beings who put their pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else I think they should be held to the same standards as everyone else. Also, a team's overall competitiveness roster-wise is the primary responsibility of a front office; the players compete on the court. A player exercising their free agency options is a human being acting in their own self interest just like anyone else making a job change.
I don't buy into the whole "leaving for the team that beat you" shtick, Rodman had no problems playing for the Bulls, Malone and Payton had no problems playing for the Lakers. And, if it doesn't bother KD why should it bother you? You really don't know how you would react were you walking a mile in his shoes because you are not walking that mile in his shoes. Meanwhile, you are saying because he is a world class athlete he should be held to a higher standard than you, well I don't see it that way.
And... as I have posted many times... LA leaving the Blazers for the Spurs was very similar to KD leaving the Thunder for the dubs and there was no outcry whatsoever that I am aware of.
And I'll finish with, my problem with Lebron leaving for the Heat was the way it was promoted as a media event with no regard for the fans left behind. The players fought for and won free agency rights which means they can act in their own self interest NOT yours.