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Muck
07-11-2003, 12:11 PM
Well, at least he's not going to the West. But still, it's just kinda sad seeing him go. Zo was always one of my favorite players. I hope he makes it back and plays well again, regardless of who it's for.

http://msn.espn.go.com/nba/news/2003/0711/1579328.html

Muck
07-11-2003, 12:13 PM
And according to this article.....Mourning's arrival also ensures Kidd's return to the Nets.

t2thejz
07-11-2003, 01:07 PM
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Kidd wont be going to the spurs

Can we win a SB
07-11-2003, 01:41 PM
What i Think they should do is a sign n trade.. Trade mourning to the nets for a center, **** atleast Aaron WIlliams or Deke....We have to get a center in return we have no depth under big men///

Muck
07-11-2003, 01:47 PM
Why would NJ do a sign-and-trade when they've already got an agreement in place??

Can we win a SB
07-11-2003, 01:57 PM
I dunno it was just an idea, we just need depth chart at pf and center... DId u see the summer league games, iheard it seemed like the heat had no center or big men playing..

Miamian
07-12-2003, 12:02 AM
We're losing Alonzo:

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/basketball/6283200.htm


Riley's statement said: ``The last three years have been difficult for Zo, our franchise and the fans. Zo has received an opportunity that is impossible for us to match. We sat down and tried to find a way for it to work for both parties. We each really wanted to make this work, but both sides realized that it was probably time to make a change.

Prime Time
07-12-2003, 02:43 AM
Zo, I respected you but after this you can go and freak yourself.

dolphan39
07-12-2003, 10:34 AM
but good news for Nets fans :D

t2thejz
07-12-2003, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by Prime Time
Zo, I respected you but after this you can go and freak yourself. Who cares you guys wernt going to win a chapionship this year and zo wants to win one, hes getting old

Muck
07-12-2003, 11:48 AM
Yeah, Riley said it just came down to winning and that he couldn't offer that to Zo because we've got to rebuild. Riles understands and was very emotional yesterday.

TerryTate
07-12-2003, 12:58 PM
I wouldve been fine with him pulling a "Ray Bourque" and signing on to a contender to win a championship, but he said first that the ultimate priority was financial-based...he said that before he said his first priority was winning a championship, when zo looks back on this, he knows he shouldve flat out said "im leaving solely for a shot at the ring", ive lost respect for him, and many heat fans have as well....

Muck
07-12-2003, 04:45 PM
Yeah, he definitely said things he shouldn't have. I feel he made that statement hoping it would encourage the Heat to make a competitive offer. Thankfully, it turned out to NOT be a financially-based decision, as the money was about even between NJ and Miami. Denver offered a lot more money. Not sure what Dallas offered (if they had a contract on the table yet).

Prime Time
07-12-2003, 04:56 PM
Muck what are you talking about. It was a financial thing.

iceblizzard69
07-12-2003, 06:18 PM
Did any Heat fans actually think they were going to resign Zo? He wants to win.

Prime Time
07-12-2003, 09:10 PM
He wants money, he could really care less about winning. I bet if we offered him a 22 mil contract he would re-sign.

iceblizzard69
07-12-2003, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by Prime Time
He wants money, he could really care less about winning. I bet if we offered him a 22 mil contract he would re-sign.

He signed for the mid level exception...this isn't about money.

Prime Time
07-12-2003, 10:07 PM
Well that's not what he said.

Muck
07-12-2003, 10:38 PM
Well, he didn't mean it. Denver offered the most money. Our money was pretty much the same as NJ's. This was about championships.