Chillbongo wrote:He might not hate playing in the city of LA (Clippers count), but as of late, his slothing up and down the court says enough. A so called superstar in the league does not mope around and half a** they way he has been. Is he the first max player to get injured in a contract year? Doubt it. And yes, he loves the big-city big-market of LA, but that doesn't mean he likes being a Laker. On this Laker team.
And no, he can't just demand a trade. That would be TERRIBLE for his reputation, especially after the ORL fiasco. So no that just explains more so why he's pissed of, but his hands are tied bc he can't say he wants to GTFO even though he wants to. not saying that's the case though.
He wouldn't be the first Laker to sloth up and down a court. In fact, he'd be one of many this season and just one of our past big men to have done it. Remember Shaq healing on company time? That didn't mean Shaq didn't love LA, you could tell he loved LA. He just hated Kobe.
Dwight is having a tough time, but he loves LA and that much is clear. Does he love being a Laker? There's no evidence for or against that, but I don't blame him for not loving it immediately either. He's had about the toughest start to a Laker career as you could ask. Injuries all over, coaching turnover, player drama...
As for his reputation, what's left of it at this point? Does he HAVE a reputation? His stock is just a hair above what it was during the Dwightmare on a good day. He has nothing to lose by asking for a trade.