This. I've called him Corey ever since I've heard that's what he wishes to go by. But him allowing the commentators, coaching staff, etc to introduce him last year to us as Philly is kind of his fault. He should've went by Corey all along.
1. Steph said free agency isn't appealing to him and the Bay Area is "home to me and my family." It's not happening. 2. I'm one of the only guys that ever posts in these topics other than you. No need to tell me I don't understand how NBA free agency works. I realize that guys get waaaay more than they're worth if that's what you're saying. I realize Valanciunas just got $16 million per year in his deal. 3.I just don't think it's smart to commit $13 million per year to a guy that has missed over 20 games the past 2 seasons. Don't be rude and give me the "this isn't the NFL" stuff. I realize that and I can differentiate the two. I realize the NBA is player dictated. C'mon man, don't be insulting. I'm not an idiot. But you don't have to write a book explaining why we should give a guy $13 million for his defense and offensive potential. I don't dislike MKG. I just think it's an overpay.
Funny that Steph revealed today he never plans on testing free agency so they say "screw it, let's pay some people." I would've been ok with a 2 year deal. But he is made of glass and just lost his shooting coach. This was an overpay and a perfect example of why they aren't anywhere close to being better than mediocre.
I agree and disagree. Disagree that him being overweight in the offseason straight up "caused" this. But I do agree that it couldn't have helped anything. I do think he will learn from this that he should show up to OTAs in top condition next year. Had this not happened, he may have always viewed the offseason as "absolute lazy time." Did he show up overweight and out of shape? Yes. Did he drop the weight quick? Yes. But the best way to prevent injury is keeping yourself consistently "in shape." I think he will come back next year in the best shape we've ever seen him.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't Wayne pretty much admitted to wanting to sit out all of camp and mull joining whatever "contender" calls him? Dude just wants an easy ring, he doesn't want to have to step up and be a #1 at the age of 36.
At this point I hope he retires a LA Dodger. That's the only logo he's got tatted on him. But in all seriousness, I've never understood the big deal about a guy signing a meaningless 1 day contract. Hooray! He signed our paper last! It might actually mean something if these guys played "one last game" with the team of their choosing. But if you're asking me if I'd get excited over him saying "well guys I just thought I'd take this time to thank the organization for yadda yadda yadda" then no, it's not that big of a deal. He's only going to do it if he gets some sort of apology from Gettleman, and we all know that's not going to happen. Both were too hard headed to co-exist, and neither are going to budge for a PR happy ending.
We'll see how much they love him when he's out 3 weeks for a hangnail. Dude was a crybaby prick that had a world class social media hire paint him as a great guy. I'm so happy I got to experience his smugness first hand. I've never been so happy to see a guy released from this organization in my life.
No one else finds it sad that a 52 year old man is constantly living in the past patting himself on the back? We get it man, you're the greatest ever. Now focus on putting together a competitive playoff team.
Ask yourself this question. At what age am I not going to turn around and say to a stranger at a sporting event "hey! don't use language like that in front of my kid!" That's the age you should consider bringing your kid to a game.