I applaud KG for using his no trade clause, if in fact, he did.
Made my day. Don't care if it bothers others. Too bad for you.
To each his own i guess.
You root for the name on the back of the jersey.
I root for the name on the front.
First, there's nothing wrong with rooting for individual players, especially those who have shown passion and loyalty to the franchise.
Second, just because somebody doesn't see eye to eye with you doesn't mean they're not every bit the fan of the franchise that you are.
Eh, Roy, I coached two-dozen players over the years who displayed passion and loyalty to the team.
And none of them could contribute significantly to winning.
Personally, I am not wired toward the individual player worship. Not how a coach can or should think. Or a general manager, for that matter. See Green, Jeff for further information.
I like players who contribute consistently to winning, with as few negatives as possible. Can you keep the basketball moving? Do you take good shots consistently? Do you make consistently good decisions with the basketball? Can you get the tough rebound?
Beyond that, meh. They are pieces to be reshuffled to find the above.