SmellingColors wrote: Still, we can be civil with players even if they didn't live up to our expectations and don't want to play for a franchise that is about to miss the playoffs for a decade and a half.
You can. I don’t believe the majority of fans will share your opinion when he returns
The honorable thing for him is to own up to his own failings, and still be driven to help this team succeed Not to be intimating trades and blaming others for his situation
The issue I have with the bolded portion is that it’s all an assumption. What I’m understanding is that you are saying he is blaming others by way of inaction. Marvin hasn’t come out and said anything about blame though. His father has inferred those things, but Marvin hasn’t said anything. I’m all for holding him accountable on the court, but Marvin hasn’t crossed any line off the court for me. He seems like a good human who is living his life and wants to succeed. Maybe he’s only seen success as a basketball player up to this point and it’s obvious his father has been incredibly supportive. The issue is that his father has been so supportive that he’s blind to adversities and is quick to seek the unhealthy way out.
All we can do as outsiders is assume at this point. Not everything needs to be spoon-fed to the fans. If Marvin denounces what his father says in a tweet, then he will have to deal with his father off the court, potentially damaging the relationship, and also be subject to having to answer for every tweet moving forward. In our reality, he didn’t say anything and it has pissed off some fans. Do you see how he was put in a really poor situation? I can empathize with him. Even if he vocalized his frustrations with his father, which he likely did, he doesn’t have to speak to what his father said in the tweet.