Originally posted by crzy:
To hell with Chris Paul.
It seriously bothers me when players hold teams hostage and demand to choose their destination.
Seriously, it makes me long for the days of the reserve clause, before Curt Flood and free agency.
Okay, I won't go that far. But honestly, players just choosing their destinations and choosing high profile, glamour cities, destroys the entire notion of competiion in the NBA.
Competitive balance is such an illusion. Just contract teams like New Orleans who will NEVER EVER have a chance of competing. NEVER EVER.
Agree with you to the fully crzy. This is exactly what I hate about the NBA. That's one of the things I thought would be fixed with the new CBA but I guess not.
What's so hard about giving a player tons more to stay in his current team. Yes, I know the NBA allows the current team to pay more but it's insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
For example, hypothetically speaking: Chris Paul re-signs with NO, he gets 20M a year. He signs with another team or via sign and trade, then he should only get let's say 10M a year or even less. Why should CP or anyone for that matter get to play where he wants AND get his full allotted money?
The Heat started this and imo, it will continue on for years.