It was fun while it lasted.
What’s up with the NBA and all this flopping that’s going on? Well, we should really be more specific about what we’re talking about; we’re talking about the flip-flopping that is going on off the court, not the kind of flopping that Steve Nash perfected when Robert Horry gave him a lil’ pop. Turns out that Kobe isn’t the only big name in the Association to wanna weasel out of something he said.
Billy Donovan reportedly wants out of the five-year, $27.5 million deal that he signed with the Magic on Friday to return to the Florida Gators. And it looks like he just might get what he wants. Apparently, Donovan heard blowhards like Dick Vitale over the weekend while they flapped their gums about how Donovan could have been the next Coach K. or John Wooden but instead chose to leave his college legacy behind for the big bucks. Or maybe he just realized that college guys don’t fare too well in the NBA. Either way, it doesn’t really matter because the two time champion signed the dotted line at the bottom of the Magic’s stationary, putting his future in their hands.
While it would be pointless to keep a guy around if he’s not fully committed to the job, we are really hoping that Orlando forces Donovan to stay. After all, that is how a contract works, right? You had a good thing going in Florida Billy, you really did but when you shook the hand of the Magic’s owner and put the pen to the paper, your Gator days became priceless memories. And anyways, how would you feel if Joakim Noah had pulled out of his commitment with Florida before ever taking to the floor for a single practice. Well, Noah probably isn’t the best example but you get the point.
[OrlandoSentinel.com]: Orlando Magic will allow Billy Donovan to return to Florida