Originally posted by jrg:Originally posted by TX9R:Originally posted by jrg:
Dwight isn't going anywhere Laker fans.
Time to find a new way to rebuild
Delusional. 100% chance he leaves Orlando, like very star they've had before. Like it or not (I hate it) he and another star, likely Paul, will end up in LA. It's only been happening for 50 years. Basketball is the one sport where everyone sees your face all the time, most of these guys are attnetion whores, there's no place you can get more attention than LA.
You honestly believes its 100% chance he leaves?
I'd say its 50/50..and the 50 of him leaving is pushing it.
He has never EVER claimed to say he wants out of Orlando. Not once. Its media shoving s**t out there for people to talk about. They could do this for anybody thats coming up on a contract year. Dwight has made it very clear he loves playing in Orlando and would like to retire w/ the Magic. Sure, people may change their mind and something MAY happen. But there is NO way its 100% he is leaving. Thats just ridiculous. From what I've read recently Dwight has actually said he wants CP3 in Orlando with him and has made that clear to Otis Smith.
You won't be ROFl when it happens, just like Shaq. What's he going to say publicly "Hey fans, I gave you a nice run, but I saw Shaq making movies and commercials when he bolted for LA while winning championships, so I'm totally going to do that too!" OR, "I don't want to leave this subpar team that's saddled with bad contracts and a coach I publicly question, I'd much rather lose to the Heat every year so I can be the Ewing of my generation and get oh so close!"
Of course he's going to say all the right things in public. Why didn't he sign instead of going in to next year in lame duck situation? Why didn't LBJ, Carmelo, etc? Because they knew they were bolting. There's a lockout coming and the money won't be there after this year, why do you turn down more money guaranteed unless you are leaving?
Tell yourself whatever you want, but we've seen this story before. Here come another decade of futility.