wco81 wrote:I can see them trolling him about tricking him into leaving, how he was a snake, was the softest move ever to join the Warriors.
But they along with other reasons succeeded in making him leave.
And they were patently wrong as well about the move killing competition in the NBA for many years, although it did kill the chances of the Lebron Cavs, which was very likely the real problem for many complainants.
The 2017 team was as close to invincible as an NBA team has ever been imo, but they nearly lost to the Rockets in 2018 and did this year, their top heavy roster finally coming against them exactly as the system is designed to work, along with all athletes being subject to the human condition/the march of time. Meanwhile superteam building continues apace, with the likes of Lebron and Kawhi not attracting nearly the same vitriol, except from Spurs fans in regard to Kawhi, somewhat understandably as was the case with OKC fans and KD. KD was legitimately a FA in exactly the circumstance for which the rule was designed as I was howled down for saying on the GB, as opposed to absolutely anything goes apparently now being the standard for Lebron including his player agency inducing players to break signed, sealed and delivered contracts.
I remain a fan as I was when he was with OKC, and wish him well except against GSW, but I am not sure how being on the same team as Kyrie will work for him even in the somewhat unlikely event of both being completely healthy down the line. His avowed inclination when he joined GSW to play a more team game would now appear to have been an experiment which is over as well, with a return to dual isoball looking extremely likely.
I don't think anyone even on the GB can question his heart now though.