On his way out of town, Hill takes la...

On his way out of town, Hill takes last bastion of loyalty -- O...

There are 5 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jul 6, 2007, titled On his way out of town, Hill takes last bastion of loyalty -- O.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

This is what you'd expect from most any NBA player. Forget about loyalty. Forget about commitment.

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Orlando Tragic

United States

#1 Jul 6, 2007
Hey Mike,

What was your motivation in leaving Jacksonville for Orlando??? There are probably better sports doctors in Phoenix than Orlando.

Face it, no matter how many games Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis win, Orlando will always be an Arena Football Town.

Don't worry Tragic fans, you don't need a winning record to advance to the playoffs, especially if you play in the Eastern Division.
Tmacin

Lincolnshire, IL

#2 Jul 6, 2007
Quote from Hoops World,
""Bravo to Orlando for not succumbing to the temptation to overpay Darko, but Cornstein is not the only one unhappy with the manner in which Orlando seems to be handling things. Grant Hill also has some choice things to say about Otis Smith and his process - and Basketball News’ Jarrod Rudolph will have more from Grant in the coming days - but Grant does not paint a rosy picture of Otis. The Magic fumbled the Billy Donovan hiring, which was strike one (not counting Fran Vasquez); the club radically overpaid for Rashard Lewis, but understandably that’s was the only way they would have gotten him – his contract could become strike two in two years when its unmovable. There is a genuine distrust of Otis around the club and not just from jilted agents. If that continues to spread to various agents like Marc Cornstein, things could get a lot worse before they get better. It’s early in the process and a lot of messes could still be cleaned up in a sign-and-trade deal for Rashard, something that is very likely to occur according to sources close to the situation. But it still seems while Orlando got better this week, they may not be making very many friends in the process - and this is a relationship business.""

Somebody please tell me this is NOT true...holly crap...I love OTIS...But is he over his head?....what is going ON....Does he know something we dont??
Does anybody have any inside on this issue??
I hate grant hill

Shreveport, LA

#3 Jul 6, 2007
Tmacin wrote:
Quote from Hoops World,
""Bravo to Orlando for not succumbing to the temptation to overpay Darko, but Cornstein is not the only one unhappy with the manner in which Orlando seems to be handling things. Grant Hill also has some choice things to say about Otis Smith and his process - and Basketball News’ Jarrod Rudolph will have more from Grant in the coming days - but Grant does not paint a rosy picture of Otis. The Magic fumbled the Billy Donovan hiring, which was strike one (not counting Fran Vasquez); the club radically overpaid for Rashard Lewis, but understandably that’s was the only way they would have gotten him – his contract could become strike two in two years when its unmovable. There is a genuine distrust of Otis around the club and not just from jilted agents. If that continues to spread to various agents like Marc Cornstein, things could get a lot worse before they get better. It’s early in the process and a lot of messes could still be cleaned up in a sign-and-trade deal for Rashard, something that is very likely to occur according to sources close to the situation. But it still seems while Orlando got better this week, they may not be making very many friends in the process - and this is a relationship business.""
Somebody please tell me this is NOT true...holly crap...I love OTIS...But is he over his head?....what is going ON....Does he know something we dont??
Does anybody have any inside on this issue??
That is Bullshit Otis knows what hes doing hes been around Basketball his whole life. Hes the Man this jack off dont know what hes talkin about. The magic are on the way back up we got the grant hill t-mac ordeal is over and done with its Dwights team and he can take us to the promise land we got a good coaching staff and we got ourselfs a proven scorer in Lewis i expect analyist's to talk crap about Lewis and the magic they always do and always will till we get back deep in the playoffs and we will. Darko's agent is just frusterated because he sucks at his job. Darko still has a chance to be in orlando next year and I expect him to be. But if not we will trade a few guys away for and sign a Dale Davis or Maglore or someone like that. so well be straight
Oh Screw You grant Hill!!!!!!!!
atlgator

Boynton Beach, FL

#4 Jul 8, 2007
takes a lot of nerve Bianchi from a guy who goes from the sun to the times and than a step back to the sentinel. your hatred of jax is really just your way of justifying being an idiot to move to a loser commuter town like orlando. nice crime. come on up to atl, you can have the same crime and at least have some decent food and pro sports (except dog fighting- recently closed for renovations)
mike walsh

Flushing, MI

#5 Jul 9, 2007
why does grant hill get a pass for screwing the magic for 7 years. he took the money, never said anything about renegotiating or returning any of it. he only started playing towards the end of the year to market himself. i think he is a malingerer

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