It would've helped in convincing him to stay - it absolutely would have. It wouldn't have been the be all end all, but it would've gone a long way for him and more importantly the fans, ya know the people who make guys like Jim Buss an undeserved millionaire, in showing that the team isn't happy about the direction they're pointing in.
And I totally agree, IF he did say this ridiculous junk about Kobe being amnestied then yeah, who cares about him. But all that is unsubstantiated reports from non-sources. It's a process, install a coach with a winning system and winning attitude/culture first then move on from there regarding personnel.
I was the one who told you you can't rely on the accomplishments of your past to justify the mediocrity of your future. Come on now. And again, I've gone over this!!! I don't know why the search function eludes so many of you. I've said what could've been done. I'm not going to re-type the same thing for each and every person who can't do the tiniest bit of research for themselves.
I've said what I felt needed to be said, I'm sorry if the bitter truth hurts. I'm not happy about it either. In fact, I venture to say I'm more unhappy about this garbage state of the Lakers than quite a few people around these parts (judging by previous posts and comments). I'm not some lone person saying these things. It's not like I'm the only passenger on some delusional train running off the rails. I'm happy for you if this current state of the Lakers doesn't concern you for the long and short term success of this franchise, that's great. I wish I could be as bright and cheery about it, but I can't, losing and the satisfaction with losing (in any facet of life) pisses me off.
To me the Lakers mean pride, dignity, winning and always competing with that same dignity and pride. Right now, I see very little of that coming from the team, organization and the fans and it bums me out to no end.