i know how the artest thing can put the bender situation on a backbuner so to speak but, this has gotten to the point where i am getting pretty upset about it.
bender is clearly history but the dude just won't go away in the sense that he seems to refuse to retire even though it is definately over for him. the guy hasn't even been with the team for a long time now and if i recall is now somewhere in louisiana trying to decide what he wants to do. the mri said his knees are crap so it seems the desicion has been made for him already and even he knows it.
i know that the ball is in his court as to what next but, it seems like the franchise is letting him off too easy, it looks like he would like to take the rest of his contract to decide what he wants to do while doing even less for the team than he has done before. he has had more than enough time to decide what he should do but seems to be dragging his feet on this. i think it is time for this franchise to play some hardball with this guy and tell him he either returns to the team immediately and plays (we all know he won't- i think) or retire. what does everyone else think of the hardball stance?