Red Right 88

Cleveland sports fan and sports writer

Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

quit my job decided to drive west

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Larry being Larry

“I play to enjoy myself, some people take this the wrong way, but winning a championship is not what I base everything on. I was given an opportunity to play basketball, travel around and have fun doing it and that’s what I want to do. I wouldn’t take being unhappy and not being myself and winning.I would rather enjoy myself with 18,000-20,000 people watching the game and the people sending fan mail and those things and be happy…I didn’t come here to play the point guard, that’s just it. I came here to run the wing, just like he was running the other wing. I was asked to sacrifice for the team to win and for everybody, I guess, get paid. That is what was told to me and I wasn’t happy with that.”

That is the quote Larry Hughes gave to Brian Windhorst.

That alone makes the trade worth it and validates everything I felt about the man. I am so glad he is gone.

Meanwhile I have been hired as the new editor of the Westlaker Times/Lakewood News Times/Olmsted-Fairview Times/Lorain County Times. It is a 10-page weekly that has four different front pages. Lately the paper has been nothing but press releases. There is no real staff as I am the writer, editor, proofreader, layout guy and apparently the graphic designer for the ads. Not sure how much time I will have to blog. But I still plan to when I can.