Andre Roberstan wrote:jambalaya wrote:With regard to KD being miffed at support staff not greeting his return with "love", I'd assume they were either told to not give it by top execs or were afraid to. Either way that probably says something about the Thunder culture. Of course KD leaving and the way he did and everything after it (leaving another place and criticizing both in ways) says something about his culture too.
I doubt he ever gets to the finals with Nets. Some chance, but not that much.
That's a heck of an assumption to make. Like there's an inter-office email that goes out like "hey guys, no one be nice to KD"? I think that's pretty unlikely.
Afraid to? Maybe. IDK. But the first option seems completely outlandish.
the way you do this is tell 2-3 of your top level staff that you don't want anyone to be nice to kd. then they pass it along. then they pass it along. and eventually everyone knows not to be nice to kd. you can create that knowledge quickly this way without a memo or e-mails. i've done this before on certain things i didn't want 'on paper'.
not that i'm saying it happened or not, just saying. it doesn't sound outlandish to me.