Bird said that he was committed to staying with Jimmy during the west coast trip, then the first home game vs. the Magic he decides enough is enough.
Now I'm not complaining mind you, but what specific about that game that we didn't see several times before?
In all honesty, I hate to keep going to the N.Y. game but it's just that glaring IMO, why not then when he would have had an entire week off to get Vogel or whoever some practice time.
I'll go ahead and advance one theory right now and I know a lot of you are going to disagree with me and if you don't disagree you won't like it. But I think Bob Kravitz article along with several outside online and news sources that were becoming critical of not only O'Brien but also Bird that may have at the very least thrown gasoline onto an already smoldering pile.
It's just a theory and I could be wrong, but again back to the main question.
Why the Orlando game?