I found this interesting...I know this is all old news now.
Abdur-Rahim truly wanted to be a Net — he has always been close to Frank, yesterday calling him "one of the guys in the league that has helped me with my game more than anyone else." The two spoke and embraced before the game.
"There was nothing I could have done," Abdur-Rahim said. "I read somewhere they said they felt they did everything they could by changing the offer. Me and my agent agreed to counter the offer, to change it somewhat. We agreed to take less guaranteed years. They didn't want to do that. I couldn't do something I didn't think was fair to me."