Says alot about me as a fan, I am not bashing him for it. Had it been another player and I'd be so critical of them to no end.
In reality I get his stance, at the end he will not make 30 million obviously, but likewise Id be surprised if he settled for less than 10 million per year. It is all about negotiations in the end, competitive nature at its finest. As a fan though it is unsettling to say the least.
We as fans also have to be aware of his value as well. If players like Jennings and Eilis in the open market can garner at around 12 million per year, then even an aged Kobe who will still average over 20 ppg, solid defense at his age, clutch, and a team leader should get as much if not more.
Edited by Ven, July 10, 2013 - 06:41 PM.