Re: Kobe shunned by several teams in 1996 Draft (NYPost article)
Why would you take Kobe when he has no intentions on playing there? Its easy to sit back in hindsight and talk the talk. At the time, why would you take a HS'er who said he has no intentions playing for your team because L.A is where he wanted to go. 2012? A team may say we will call your bluff. 1996? No.
Rubio thing didnt happen in 1996. Easy to talk about what has been done now vs then.