I've heard it both ways. Some want to stay home, but some prefer to get away because they're targets in their home city.
Either way, I think the whole big city luster is starting to fade. LeBron chose Miami, who's home crowd mostly cheers for the other team whenever NY, Boston, LA or Chicago come to town.
The fans are irrelevant. Especially for LeBron, who IS one of those non-locals that Miami people would fawn over.
He didn't give a damn. Durant stayed in OKC. Dwight chose Houston over LA. The big markets aren't as special as they think they are.
Durant was already in OKC and took the money because that was the wise career move. He risking injury and not being able to pickup a max contract when he hit the open market would have been devastating.
Houston isn't a small market... It's one of the biggest, actually. Howard chose to not play with Kobe.
Also I with us Brody on Oden but I think they might keep him in the garage til after the All Star break. I do think it's important they to try to get him to a point where they feel comfortable with him getting playoff minutes vs. Hibbert.
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Hopefully he has changed his tune. Because it's asinine. I would trade Melo for so little.....Danny Ferry seems pretty sharp, but if we could get, say, Millsap and Schroeder for him, I'd take it and run. Even just Millsap and cap fodder. Would the Kings do Cool and IT?
None of these trades would likely work because Melo won't sign a contract. Bleh. I like to dream.
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