That being to show the expression of gratitude towards the team that drafted him. the organization did him a favor rather than the other way around. Instead though, he puts on his lebron James headband, holds out on the organization who drafted him, and 'takes his talents' to a team of his choice.
To me, i accept this situation more in common with me saying that i dont need to wait in line at the super market, because I want to go right nowe and I think im more important. Rather than this being righteously ambitious, I think its selfish and childish. They feel they are more important and that they dont have to do the time like everyone else.
I know the integrity of professional sports reaches an all time low every year, but even if there is a loophole that could be exploited, doesnt mean it should be taken. But one thing that really gets me though is this attitude that all of this is ok. I pretty much expect the scummy media to play along, but though I pretty much disagree with anything you say, Im still surprised that you think its OK for agents and their teeny bopper clients to set precedents like this(since I doubt he is the last guy to do this). If anything, the extra efforts to come off as genuine and humble make enoguh smoke to detect the fire.