When I introduced this point to another writer, he firmly agreed. But then he broadcasted another valid opinion about the outing of Kobe’s potential overseas signing. He thought that another viable interpretation would be that the talks were meant to make fans assume that each side was further apart than they actually are.
That would be a decent explanation if either side would gain anything from making fans feel this way.
The professional basketball league is already losing notoriety as citizens are becoming more and more involved in the NFL and the MLB playoffs that they are starting to consider the NBA lockout an afterthought. No one is primarily concerned with the movement of the talks because there are zero details being reported and seemingly no end in sight.
Kobe Bryant’s arrival in Italy will only solidify what plenty were already preparing for.