I can empathize. It’s sad to leave a family that you have built so many memories and moments with. The bad part of this interview (for me) is that he needs to remember he is a professional! If he goes to New Orleans, he will need to perform at the same level or people will call him a loser for giving up. This interview doesn’t make me feel that he would be a positive boost to New Orleans morale. Whatever the case, I wish he and his family the best!
I don’t think its wise to blame being on television. Many people are on television… and for far worse reasons! He’s a Kardashian… one of the more loved members, from my perspective. the discussion and the trade are all results of the fact that the Lakers feel like they have the same or greater value without him. Period.