Originally Posted by Loki
I can buy the "he'll get more PT with the Lakers" argument before I buy this, and if he did in fact say this then he's deluded. The Clips are quite a bit closer to being a championship-caliber team than the Lakers. Makes no sense.
i heard the interview.
the accurate thing was the playing time. he wanted to start and the clippers couldn't give him a clear view of this. so even though the clippers offered the same contract, he picked the lakers.
naturally he'd make that kind of statement of playing w/kobe. there's truth in that he's a top tier player in the league and it's a yeah, pc statement. it didn't hurt that kobe, phi, vlade, mitch all talked to him. that he did say happened as soon as they were allowed to.
and if that guy wore those nasty braids...omg i'll have one hellava hissy fit.