With players acting like high-priced escorts, the two days of free-agency has left many in a bit of a sour mood, myself included. What ever happened to loyalty? The biggest free-agent of our generation, Michael Jordan, didn’t start shopping himself on the market after the Bulls lost to the Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals in 1995, nor did Isaiah Thomas, Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.
As rumours swirl regarding Stoudemire leaving Phoenix for New York, our very own free-agent held a 2 hour and 40 minute long meeting and found the Knicks’ presentation to be the most impressive. In other news, Bryan Colangelo is apparently targeting David Lee who has the Raptors low on his wishlist. Could a sign-and-trade be… Read more »
More ammunition for those who think Chris Bosh’s love affair with media attention gets to be too much. Bosh is doing a documentary about being a free-agent, which is scaring off some teams from signing him. Bosh has responded to the criticism.
Marc J. Spears from Yahoo! Sports’ has heard from a source that the Rockets are offering Ariza, Battier, and free agent Luis Scola to other teams in hopes of acquiring either one of the two big name free-agent PF’s Amar’e or Bosh.
I’m very happy that Amir Johnson is returning to the Raptors, but let’s start with addressing the “overpayment”. Don’t get me – or anyone else who is opposed to Colangelo throwing out money like it’s of the Monopoly type – wrong, but does one season of averaging 6.2 points and 4.8 rebounds warrant this kind of money, or is this contract based entirely on potential and not proven worth?
I was at this game in Auburn Hills tonight. Couple things: Sat 5 rows off the floor next to Andre Drummond's mom and Grandma who were across the aisle from us, so the family section. Paid $120 the day tix went on sale. My point is, that's is a way cheaper way to see the Raps if you can make the drive. Second point, the palace was absolutely FULL of Northern Invaders. We drowned out any and every detroit chant, defence chant, Drummond's mom who was quite vocal. And the Detroit fans, by the end were literally like "what the fuck is going on?" Where did all this people come from. It was so amazing to take over another team's building. As though we were trying to outdo the fans who rocked the Cleveland game. And to top it all off fuckin George Clinton was the halftime show! The raps players were loving it. And when the fight nearly broke out (malice at the palace 2) it would have been complete pandemonium, cause I swear it was 50/50 ratio of Raps to Pistons fans. The Johnson dunk was over Drummond and I want the poster. Nice work to any of the Republic who were at the game. Best Raps game I've ever gone to.