Re: undesirable location
I think there are aspects of it that are true and aspects that are way overblown. I've always felt a bit better by looking through this lens: if the team is successful, and a player declines to come here just because it's another country or because it's cold, I'm not sure that's really the quality of character you want to lead your team anyway. So forget about them...
I mean, shit, I was as frustrated as anyone when Vince forced his way out, but I think you see now that he is not the type of person you really want to build a franchise around. For all his talent, he's a bit of a loser (on and off the court).