daddywags wrote:jb wrote:swerb wrote:He's got to. He's not an idiot. And even if he is, his handlers aren't.
Color me unconvinced. AFAIC, there are no pros involved. It is a real-life Entourage series of a bunch of synchophants and HS buddies eating off the platter. From what I hear LRMR can't get anyone to sign on. It's Master P all over again.
Bron's comments to the old Lesthat look a like have him strating to stray into Thome territorry. He and Wade are starting to get mediot backlash for their assinine megalamania. Both are retracting into the "we're staying until convinced otherwise" zone, and I am convinced there isn't a lick of sincerity in it anymore than Modell's end game shenanigans. It just quells the storm a bit until they hit the market, and it is an attempt to deflect some of the blame on their home teams in they leave, or just set up an "ah shucks, it was an offer so good I couldn't refuse".
I'd have much more respect if these prima donna's just went the CC route and STFU and make it known they were exploring the market. Period. E.G., I'm takin the caysh, the gwop, da chedda. * The King comments are setting up straight up villification IMO.
And no, I give LRMR zero credit as of now, and I don't think there is a single professional agent type giving advice. Just this seedy WW Wes undercurrent of wannabe Nino Brown's goin' legit.
* - Yeah yeah yeah, the Cavs can give him the extra year and pay him the most. But why would he take it? Why would he sign a max year deal when he could sign 3 and do this all over again?
You explained it. Even if he said outright "I'm takin' the most money" he couldn't sign with another team because we can offer him more money over any number of years than any other team can. I know the difference isn't much, but that's not the thrust of the "I'm takin' the most money" comment, either. $3 million more over 3 years is still "more." That may be why he's focused on "the best chance of winning." It's completely subjective and allows him to go wherever he wants. Given the structure of the NBA CBA there's really nothing else he can say except "I don't really like Cleveland and I'm not signing here." Not sure why he'd say that now even if it's true.
Impossible for me not to agree with you, but yeah. Except if he signs with the Knicks. Even with Bosh there's little objective room to suggest they are in a better position to win that the Cavs.
Looks like he's backed himself into a corner aside from C-town, da Bullz, Mihammi, or a dark horse.
Unless he flat out doesn't care.
When you watch King on Friday, BTW, look at his eyes when he answers the question of whether Cleveland has an edge. Hint - he quickly glances left.
Problem is, Bron is often amphibious.