Originally Posted by andgar923
I think the truth lies somewhere in between of what was reported.
Phil is careful with his wording, and he's known to give subtle veiled jabs, which is what his statement came off as.
I think that Kobe not having a say in Brown's signing was a mistake that was fixed. Ya'll seriously think that Kobe didn't have any input in Brown's firing?
Shit… I think he was directly responsible for his departure.
He pointed to the office and demanded he get fired, then he instigated the Phil rejection. They had better listen to him now. While Howard might be their future, it is still Kobe's team.
Biggest clue is Antoni's contract length.
D'Antoni's contract length lines up perfectly with Nash's.
There is no secret conspiracy here...Kobe's been in the league a long time, so we all know how he operates by now. If Kobe wanted Brown gone that badly, he would have just said so upfront. Kobe's never been one to sugarcoat things for the media.