Originally Posted by MWM
One thing that's been forgotten in this is Mike Brown's hypocrisy in this. People were lauding him for not giving into Carson and expecting him to live up to his contract. How many times did Brown come out and say something about how Carson signed a contract and it was the right thing for him to honor his contract.
He was claiming to make a stance on principle. But once a really good offer was on the table, expecting Carson to honor his contract all of a sudden wasn't quite so important. In the end, it wasn't about Carson honoring his contract, it was about getting the right offer.
I don't follow what you're saying. He did not release him from his contract, it was a trade. I kind of look at it like a spouse who wants to leave with no fuss, no muss. I'll take my stuff, you keep your stuff and we'll just have a nice, quiet annulment. Not dissolution, annulment.
Brown took the stance of "oh no, you will honor this commitment. You can leave, can't stop you there, but you get nothing." Eventually, they agreed to a dissolution. I don't really see that as hypocrisy, but resolving the issue in a way that both parties could agree.