He stayed with the team and seemed to give the effort on the defensive end when
everyone else wouldn't on some nights. If I was at the game I would give
him some cheers before the game. It's not like he got the coach fired and
demanded a trade.
If I remember right AK compared himself to getting a Pau Gasol type contract.
Sounds like a demand to me..
Utah fans have had this bizarre love for Mr Frag-il-lay who got max pay for 11
points a game, when he wasn't injured. I could never get the hate for
Carlos B when he was injured or putting in 30 the reverse. But the fans
couldn't get enough of the most overpaid dude in the league, a guy
who's agent smoked KOC into the huge contract by making up a story that
Phoenix wanted #47 badly. they will cheer their guts out when AK appears
continuing the mystery.
Your talking about a fan base that boos Jimmer Fredette every time he touches
the ball for the WHOLE game.Stupid is as stupid does.
I suppose we should remember that it would be difficult for any of us to turn
down a max contract, even if we didn't feel we were up to it. Andrei did
not demand it, it was offered in a moment or organizational weakness. Can't
Cheer Him! It's not his fault that Jazz brass overpaid him. He was a very
good Jazzman who seemed like a very likable dude off the court. Was he worth 14
Million/year? Heck no. Was he a valuable part of good teams? Absolutely.
I always liked AK but he was a hard one to figure out.Time missed, emotional
breakdown,ect.. He is still one of the few players to have a 5X5. Those who have
them are all elite hall of fame players. AK is the only one with three of them
and he also has four 4X5..
Welcome back, Andrei. Hope all is well with you.
Andrei will always be remembered as a Jazz man. I am glad he is still able to
play and hope he has a great season, except for when he plays against the Jazz.