It was a move that most of us had come to terms with and we knew it was coming, but that doesn't make it hurt any less. Woj with the heartbreaker:
Houston has decided to use the amnesty provision on Luis Scola and will likely file with NBA on Friday, league sources tell Y! Sports.
Thoughts and a brief farewell to the fan favorite after the jump.
As I said in last night's piece, it was a move many of us have speculated on for close to a year now. But it's one of those things that you can't really grasp until it happens. I'm not too sad for Luis, because he still gets paid and has the opportunity to catch on with a contender.
But the thought of Luis in a Mavs or Lakers uniform makes me feel pretty sick. But, being a moneyball guy, I've learned not to get so attached to these guys and let emotions get in the way of a business move and that is clearly what this is. Les Alexander didn't get rich by paying people to not work for him. So, to me, this is a clear indication that Dwight Howard will be a Houston Rocket by this time next week.
We'll have plenty of time to discuss what Howard in a Rockets uniform means later, but for now I'd like to give a salute to one of the most likable, no nonsense players in the history of this franchise. There was a time when I couldn't fathom this team not having Carl Landry and Lusi Scola holding down the four position (CarLuis ScoLandry was awesome). But, things change more than they stay the same in this league, sadly.
What is your best Luis Scola memory? There are so many to name, but I'll always remember this game like it was yesterday:
You will be missed, Luis. Adios, amigo. And good luck.
Share your farewell and favorite Scola memories in the comments below.