do you wanna work out a trade?
Initially Brown was caught off guard by the amount of attention that came with being at the helm of the Lakers. He knew it was a high-profile position, but he was not prepared for the actuality of it.
Citizens were outraged over the plans to demolish one of the most indelible icons of the city, but ultimately, they didn’t really have a say. The plan was going ahead with or without public support.
The Mavericks’ hope is that a new core group, including at least two and possibly three new starters, will take the latter approach. Nowitzki could help but be disappointed as he saw his team miss out on key free agent targets and also fail to bring back Jason Kidd and Jason Terry from the championship team. At the same time, as he saw the new pieces fall into place, he found reasons to be optimistic.
Certainly, any rehab process has a vital mental aspect. It's a daily grind, often both tedious and painful, without the reward of playing. For Horford, just getting to the point where he could return was no small feat.