I’m told Hamilton not only cursed out Kuester on a regular basis, but told him to "shut up" during practices, and that he and others regularly referred to Kuester as a bum who couldn’t coach.
At what will the remaining Richard Hamilton apologists accept valid reason exists for his benching.
Aldridge also accepts the franchise’s version of events:
Wallace was with his brother; Prince legitimately had a bad back and McGrady was actually ill. The Pistons insist the initial reports of an organized mutiny were overblown. But perception has trumped reality.
Some things don’t add up, though.
- Why did the Pistons initially say Prince had the flu?
- Why did McGrady attend the 76ers game, but not the Jazz game?
- Why didn’t Wallace play against Philadelphia? Did John Kuester make that large a blunder? When you consider the fishiness of the previous two bullets, that’s difficult (although not impossible) to believe.