Yeah, but that implies they still have cache. If that's the case, they aren't holding grudges against certain players because they miss the old days. They are holding grudges against players because they are just generally miserable people to start with. Which I guess takes me back to my original post. I'm not saying Quick isn't being a petty jerk looking for payback, but just because we don't like Quick and Ayton is our guy doesn't change the fact that here's a 7-foot, 250-pound multimillionaire who is new to the market looking to some 5-6 guy at his side as a shield for a very legitimate question that he just could have answered directly or answered more artfully. Sometimes a skilled reporter might ask a question as much to gauge a reaction as to get an answer. Ayton's reaction, one could say, might have done a lot to reinforce the word coming out of Phoenix and the narrative dogging him around the league that he's not really willing to take on the harder tasks to be great. I mean, he's basically passing off a really soft question to Average Joe because he's chafed by it. Also, as a journalist, we have a job to get honest answers and inform the public. I don't go into press conferences wanting to clash with players and coaches. I would love to write a quality story without controversy and go home. Sometimes, though, that responsibility thing gets in the way of that. If someone dodges a question, a good journalist has a job to try to get the answer some other way. That includes asking the same question in a slightly different way or pointing out to the interview subject that that wasn't an answer.