Originally Posted by Bytor Peltor
Meh... I don't like Lebron going back to Cleveland BUT this whole "loyalty" nonsense is ridiculous. NBA is a business. Owners and franchises generate millions, sometimes billions of dollars at a players' expense. Lebron isn't even the fifth highest paid player in the NBA right now! Why should marquee players feel enslaved to a team because of bullshit like "loyalty" when the teams are not inherently loyal to the players?? Further, this is the 21st century, it isn't the 1980s.. Its a different NBA because of CBA agreements, teams can't afford to be loyal, so why should players?
Tim Duncan stayed in San Antonio not because he is "loyal" but because that is his personality. He is shy and socially awkward, he doesn't like media, he doesn't like the spotlight, and the Spurs fit that bill perfectly, because nobody in the spotlight likes the spurs.
Again, how does all this help your Rockets now?