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Old 07-12-2011, 01:49 AM   #10
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Default Re: Shane Battier was not happy that the Rockets traded him

Originally Posted by Kevin_Gamble
Right I guess the whole sick daughter thing was just a pretext.

He didn't get along with Utah ownership, the Laker's were looking for a point guard just like Fisher and he already had a home there (if I remember right), the Laker's were ready to win championships, there were other places where his kid could have gotten top notch treatment, he made it sound like he might go to New York or some place like that, and even talked of retiring but in the end he went straight to L.A. right away without a second thought. You can draw your own conclusions, but to say conclusively that he went to LA purely for family reasons and absolutely no other reason (what the post I was quoting suggested) might be stretching it a bit. He did go on to win championships.
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