CBSSports Article on EG: The Saddest Max Player Ever (SIAP)
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CBSSports Article on EG: The Saddest Max Player Ever (SIAP)
Posted by quail man on 7/7 at 1:20 pm
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But one thing we do have in common, among a few others, is this. There are consequences to our decisions and it's our responsibility to live up to those. Gordon had a choice. Risk losing money and enter unrestricted free agency, or enter restricted free agency and surrender control over where he goes in the event the Hornets match.

He chose restricted free agency.

You can argue restricted free agency is unfair, as Gordon did, in fact, saying it takes advantage of a player (despite it allowing him to pursue whatever offer he wants on the open market and forces his team to match that dollar-for-dollar, ensuring that they lose no money in this --that's key, Gordon's not going to lose a dime he would have gotten in Phoenix). But you can't argue that he decided to go this route. He had the power to enter unrestricted free agency and he decided to forgo that option. That has a consequence. But in true modern-superstar fashion, he wants it all.



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Posted by Broski on 7/7 at 1:23 pm to quail man
The thing is, I don't recall any player ever playing the "unfair" argument when it comes to Restricted Free Agency.

I nor anyone else really knows how much the Hornets have kept in contact with Gordon, but letting him go shopping for a max deal from other teams is common practice in the NBA.



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Posted by lsu31always on 7/7 at 1:24 pm to quail man
Extremely well written.


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Posted by quail man on 7/7 at 1:24 pm to Broski
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This is about being coddled. It's about being loved. Gordon's essentially upset the Hornets did not pamper him and woo him like so many superstars are wooed. This should not have surprised Gordon. Hornets GM Dell Demps comes from the Spurs' tree. You don't see the Spurs doing this, even with Tim Duncan, who is the lifeblood of their franchise. They treat players professionally, not like princes. They're a firm, not a family.



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Posted by quail man on 7/7 at 1:26 pm to lsu31always
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Extremely well written.


agreed. the writer presented both sides very objectively and spoke of pros and cons of both sides. probably the best article i've seen on this issue so far.



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Posted by lsu31always on 7/7 at 1:27 pm to quail man
Moore has been excellent on twitter on the issue.


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Posted by hendersonshands on 7/7 at 1:29 pm to lsu31always
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I dont know why @TheofficialEG10 is mad. Dell calls me on the reg. Usually saying stop tweeting about whores and quit trying to frick my wife



Maybe Dell doesn't like EG?



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Posted by Elleshoe on 7/7 at 1:29 pm to Broski
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The thing is, I don't recall any player ever playing the "unfair" argument when it comes to Restricted Free Agency.


except eric gordon saying he's "taken advantage of" but besides that...



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Posted by quail man on 7/7 at 1:30 pm to lsu31always
i just gave him a follow and am reading what he has to say. thanks for the heads up


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Posted by saintsfan22 on 7/7 at 1:33 pm to quail man
Obviously CBSSports has a case of butthurt only people who are butthurt could be critical of what Gordon's doing.


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Posted by Broski on 7/7 at 1:33 pm to Elleshoe
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except eric gordon saying he's "taken advantage of" but besides that...


That's what I'm saying.



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Posted by NOLAGreg on 7/7 at 1:33 pm to quail man
Do you guys think EG reads articles like this or knows he is acting like a little girl or do you think he is so removed from all of this that he just has the poor pitiful me act? Serious question. He is doing so much damage to his image if he has to stay in NO. You would think someone in his camp would do a little damage control as the choice isn't really EGs.


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Posted by groundpatty on 7/7 at 1:35 pm to lsu31always
Monty would disagree on whether or not the team is a "family", but that was a fantastic article.


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Posted by lsu31always on 7/7 at 1:37 pm to quail man
Moore comes on the sports hangover about once a week. He is always informed. Love listening to him.


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Posted by saintsfan22 on 7/7 at 1:40 pm to NOLAGreg
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Do you guys think EG reads articles like this or knows he is acting like a little girl or do you think he is so removed from all of this that he just has the poor pitiful me act?

Gordon doesn't read this caliber of article.



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Posted by wope on 7/7 at 1:44 pm to NOLAGreg
He doesn't care or realize. If he did, he wouldn't have released the initial statement on Phoenix, nor would he continue to do interviews making himself look even worse each time.


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Posted by Maximus on 7/7 at 1:55 pm to wope
Eric Gordon cant read


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Posted by PortCityTiger24 on 7/7 at 2:00 pm to Maximus
Techchampion does not approve


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Posted by tehchampion140 on 7/7 at 2:00 pm to PortCityTiger24
Sorry for supporting guys I want on the team.
dissing Gordon = completely justified
siding with Gordon = cock rider



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Posted by touchdownjeebus on 7/7 at 2:58 pm to quail man
frick EG!

"I am so sad that I just made 55M dollars."

what a little bitch!



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