Last week when coach Sloan quit Utah, I thought to myself: this is a chance to see if Neil Olshey (and dts) were ready for primetime. Sadly, it looks like the more things change, the more…
I don’t understand Neil. Why the hell did you not do whatever was needed to get D-Wils to LA? This was that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform this (let’s be honest) "cursed" organization into the Next-Big-Thing, and you passed it up for Plan B?
Hell, Dunleavy would’ve made that deal in 5 minutes, kept our core of (BG, & EG), and still had change left over. You had to know that in Utah, coach Sloan had more love than any player, right? Then you also knew that those fans were gonna turn hard on D-Wils, huh? So then you were the first GM to call Utah and offer whatever they wanted, right? No.
Y’see Neil, this is what happens when you don’t, think outside the box: Plan (fuckin) B!!!
Speaking of which, as a long-suffering LA Clipper fan –think, “my life sucks” by Elmo Spencer-, I hope Plan B, Mo-Wils works out. Otherwise, in about 6 years, the sad epetat to this drama might be that the Clips & the Cavs are the only two teams in NBA history to lose mega stars because the GMs didn’t know how to morph themselves into (winners) in spite of their once-in-a-lifetime players.
Ironically, that would make Mo-Wils the only guy to ever survive 2 separate train wrecks, from 2 separate franchises, when 2 separate franchise-players, bolted through 2 separate doors. The only thing in common is that both teams had a lot in common… Kinda like that old SNL skit Toonces the driving cat?
On second thought, maybe this whole thing is all about beatin a dead horse (rip Elmo Spencer, Stanley Roberts, Keith Kloss, and uh, that guy named Randy)...
Gmann is short for LALegger