Maggette has Brand’s back

I just published a story with comments from Corey Maggette on what’s now being known as the Elton Brand affair

Basically, Maggette called up today, totally unprompted and wanted to stick his neck out there for EB. This is big on two fronts. One, it’s well known they didn’t exactly get along on the court that well. So it was pretty interesting that Corey cared enough to publicly defend Elton. Two, he really didn’t have to. Maggette is off in Oakland now, with a nice new $50 million contract. He easily could’ve just taken the money and ran off quietly.

But he basically said that it was making him upset to see Elton Brand take so much flack. The sense I got was that Corey felt like the Clippers could’ve shown him some more love in negotiations too, so he sympathized with what EB has said about feeling “disrespected.”

The comparison he kept citing was the way the Washington Wizards locked up both Antawn Jamison and Gilbert Arenas at the beginning of the offseason.

Anyway, here’s the link:

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