He did it again.
Marc Stein reports that Raja Bell has signed with the Utah Jazz, f’ing Kobe and the Lakers. Again.
Contract was 3 years for 10 mil. That’s more than Lakers 1.8 per. I’d say Bell “doesn’t want to play for a championship,” but I don’t think he’s has made THAT much money over his career. At least not enough to turn down an extra 4-6m in this recession, with an agent, manager and family.
Raja Bell exemplifies everything that everyone seemingly wanted LeBron to do in his free agency: He didn’t go for the easy championship, instead choosing to go head-to-head with his old rival. Bell doesn’t have any rings, but at least he’s not a ring-chaser.
This signing also means that three years later, the returns from the dismantling of the “We Believe” Warriors are down to just Vladimir Radmanovic. Expect Andris Biedrins to be traded for very, very little any day now.