They didn't say they're not interested, but that wasn't good enough, obviously, for the owners from Oklahoma City. I met my wife in Seattle, she was born and raised in Seattle, in Mercer Island. I played most of my pro career there. It would be a shame to see such a wonderful franchise that's been in Seattle for 40 years move to Oklahoma City.
Q: What the heck is going on with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers?
A: You gotta admit, there's a little frustration in there. It's their second year of being eliminated in the first round [of the playoffs]. Certainly, they were not the better team in the first round. Unfortunately, they happened to draw a team like the Phoenix Suns, who are a very good team.
I don't think the ingredients are there for them to compete at the level the Lakers are used to. They're used to being in the Western Conference Finals. And such a storied franchise of winning NBA titles, and then to see them have two consecutive first-round exits, I'm sure it's frustrating.