Thank you for getting confused with Raef LaFrentz, the person. I found this extremely humorous.
Thank you for exploding the number of possible trade scenarios getting tossed around involving the Blazers leading up to the trade deadline. According to many reliable experts, you were in greater demand by NBA GMs than Amare Stoudamire. This is an incredible accomplishment, given that you don’t play basketball.
In fact, I will personally bet 1 USD that you were the single most common factor in ESPN trade machine proposals for the 2008-2009 season. We are all proud of your fame and the internet blogging glory you brought us. Many hours of sleep were lost, many reputations were shredded by the spreading of false trade rumors, and the server capacity of BlazersEdge was stressed to a dangerous extent by nervous onlookers desperate for updates – none of this would have been possible without you.
Thank you for being a consolation to many of us who were hoping Darius Miles’ contract would be staying off the Blazers cap space. We were incredibly disappointed and embarrassed with how things unfolded with Darius’ contract. Realizing we still had you was a comfort to all.
Most of all, RLEC, we want to thank you for expiring. You were a horrible, bloated, cap-crushing contract for a player who didn’t suit up the entire year. We are glad that you are leaving like you promised you would.
(Best wishes to Raef, the person, and good luck in continuing his career.)