Heat3 wrote: Slot Machine wrote:
If this organization is stupid enough to run it back with UD for another season...
Why are people so fixated on the 15th man on the roster? No one expecting Strus, Vincent, Okpala to be keys to get us to the second round and they are all ahead of UD. But it is UD that is hampering the Heat, stealing a spot from our next superstar
leave the man be.
There are reasons not to like UD on the roster. For starters it forces players to pretend that he is a team leader when in actuality he is just the team mascot and Pat's guy in the locker room. They all spew the company line, but you can hear the eye rolls clear across town.
Imagine old ass A.C. Green yelling at Kobe and Shaq.
And A.C Green was a better player than UD ever was.
Is UD a major problem? Probably not. But his front office mandated "leadership" role may disrupt an organic dynamic from developing among the current roster. We have bigger problems, but it's not the non-issue some want to pretend that it is.
We may as well put Alonzo Mourning back in uniform. At least the players will know who he is.