Originally Posted by fancylad
yeah, but in the big picture, Graham means nothing to the team, whereas as TJ Ford is much more important to our future. - regardless if he gets traded or stays here, it's best that Sam and management do everything they can to diffuse this situation before some real shit goes down.
but thats kinda what i'm getting at...
sam may not be afraid of TJ in the exact definition of the word, but he's afraid of what his attitude could do to the team.
he's afraid that subbing him out for jose could cause alot of friction between everyone.
TJ may (i bet he's already started to) resent Jose... or vice versa.
TJ is seeing his "leadership" on this team disapeer, and he's seeing jose take over.
so just a little move by sam to bench ford could cause huge ripples in the pond.
sam is afraid that TJ will take it personally and it will in turn destroy this team from the inside.