As I watch this franchise swirling the toilet, Iím just wondering what the heck is going on. I still donít get the Kobe contract. Why are we paying him 24 mil a year, if he wants another ring? Did Kobe change his mind and simply give up on the pursuit of a 6th ring? Either way, we could have amnestied him last year, and have solved our luxury tax issue. Yes I know hindsight is 20/20, but just sayin..
But more importantly, Iím watching a franchise with a ďsmall ballĒ coach who is never going to win with his style, and who is too stupid/stubborn to change. Iím watching a Napolean-complex owner who just let Dwight Howard walk out the door and got ZERO in return. I was told we were allegedly freeing up space for some big free-agency window, yet we just handed an aging/injured Kobe 24 mil, and come to find out, there really isnít any legit shot at any free-agent who will make us a contender?
Now I apologize for ranting a bit, but I donít normally clutter up this forum very much with rants; However Iím an oldschool fan, and Iím saying enough is enough. We literally need to all join together and light torches and demand little Jimmy get the heck out. Otherwise, this franchise is headed for a very long, painful, and image-damaging road ahead.