Basically talking about the Artest situation (what else?), and no real news. However, Reggie says some things that really bother me.
Patrick asked Reg what he thought was going to happen. If he thought a trade was coming soon. Reg's reply was that he may have big ears, but they weren't close to the ground (meaning he has no inside info), but that he thought the Pacers were not going to give Artest away, and might just "bite the bullet and ride out this thing."
I'm taking that to mean that the Pacers would even just ride out Ron's entire contract if they have to. Seems absurd to me.
Now here are the things he said that bothered me more.
He said the Pacers might just go with what they've got "and that ain't very good."
In reference to the Pacers, and TPTB in particular he said "Well, you reap what you sow.", and said it in such a...I don't know...disrespectful tone of voice.
First off, let me say that I'm a firm believer in freedom of speech, so that is not my point, but...
Here's a guy (Reggie) that the Pacers organization has treated like gold over the years, including six million dollars worth of gold right now, while he's not playing.
Sure, he has earned his tribute night with his performance while with the team, but the way he talks about them now just bothers me. It is as though he has forgotten how the organization treated him, and was respectful of him for all those years.
Does anyone remember when Reggie's house got torched, and how he was said to be ready to just give it all up at that time. Do you remember how it was reported that Bird told him how the Pacers were his (Reggie's) team and Indy was his city, and how much everyone involved cared about him?
I guess what I'm saying is, why can't Reg just say something like, "Yes, this is a struggle for the whole Pacers organization, and its a shame because a lot of people with that organization have worked hard to make it what it is."
Instead, we are treated to him basically saying, Well, it is there own damn fault. They've screwed this team up bad.
I know that some of you will say that Reggie is just speaking his honest opinion, and that me be so. I wonder what goes through DW's mind when he hears those sort of comments from a man who used to be his team's number one son.