A few weeks ago, I questioned the lack of comments by current and former Kings. And while I think it’s a shame we’ve heard little of nothing from guys like Webber and Divac, it was nice to wake up and hear that Tyreke Evans finally broke his silence on the matter.
“I think about it a lot,” Tyreke Evans said the other night. “Are we going to be here next year or not? We’ve got long-term leases. It’s kind of frustrating. I like living here and don’t want to leave. It’s a laid-back spot. You can’t get into too much trouble.”
“I mean, I got in enough trouble already,” the second-year guard said with a sheepish grin, referring to his speeding incident last summer. “But it’s a good place for me.”
Donte Greene also broke his silence:
“It (stinks),” he said of the uncertainty. “I don’t know what I’m going to do if we leave. And I know the fans are going to be hurt, and I feel for them. All we can do is wait and see, and just keep playing.”
Donte’s quote wasn’t nearly as telling or as candid as Evans’, but I’m glad to see the current crop of players attempting to make their voices heard – especially Tyreke. And it’s even more impressive considering there is probably some type of gag order, be it by the NBA or self imposed by the Kings, on the situation.
Say what you will about the perceived importance of Evans’ comment – the Maloofs are going to take notice of it.