Their tale is turning out to be one of fading players having their dellusional egos exposed. Both stated they didn't want to go through rebuilding and they wanted to go for one more ring. The fact is, they were the reason why we were rebuilding. Our record would be much worse if DA had kept them both. Neither would be able to handle Stevens, coaching style and would have been a locker room cancers and impeding the growth of our younger, now more talented players ie Bass,Green,Fvarani,Oly, Crawford and Sully.
Nobody beats father Time, nobody. We all face a time that we realize we have peaked physically and make adjustments accordingly. It must be hard when you peaked as a multi millionaire NBA superstar to accept this fact, and it seems they haven't. Having not even gone through the first month of the season both have publically pointed fingers and questioned management. They expected after all the hoopla, that this season would be akin to them riding off into the sunset after one final conquest. Fairytales very seldom come true and natural law usually comes into to play when your experience doesn't make up for your drop off in abilities. The more realistic ending is usually not akin to riding off into the sunset but more akin to becoming prime targets of hungry predators and having your aged bones being picked clean by a pack of wolves.
As a fan I could have endured watching these to limp through a farewell season and would've really liked to see PP start and end his career here and have KG retire as favorite adopted son. Both thought that wasn't the greener pasture they were looking for so they jumped the fence and now they realize that not only wasn't the other side any greener,but now the wolves are at the door.