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12-30-2003, 10:43 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Somewhere in So-Cal
Basically, in this article, Allison calls Murray a liar:
The Kings now have a situation in which their highest-paid player has called out the coach as a liar.
Allison, who over the weekend had a recurrence of symptoms from his post-traumatic migraine syndrome, has been irritated by Murray's comments to the media and a perceived lack of support from the coach regarding the forward's 11-month recovery.
In particular, Allison took issue with Murray's statement that doctors have said Allison could play whenever he feels ready.
"I'll address that later," Allison said at the team's El Segundo training facility of his feelings about Murray, "because that was ... I'm trying to think of the proper words ... that's just something, to me, that is just wrong.
"Some of the stuff was kind of ... basically it was a lie, because no doctor I saw said I could play. But I'll address that later. I'll talk about it once and that's it. There's too much going on with the team to be a distraction."
Allison also thinks Murray hasn't been particularly supportive. The coach's assertion that Allison would return sometime around Christmas -- "Nobody else is setting a timetable, so I figured I should," Murray said -- didn't sit well with Allison.
"There's a chance I might not be able to play this year," Allison said. "Before, I was trying to make sure I got back so I could play 60 games. And then it was 50, and then it was 40. Basically now I'd be really happy just to make it back at all. I've got to be realistic about it."
"With how long it's been, there's a chance I might not be able to play this year," he said.
"Basically, right now I'd be really happy just to make it back at all. I have to be realistic about it and obviously it's going to take more time on the rehab end of it than I thought."
Allison said when he feels better, he'll ease back into shape in hopes he can avoid triggering the symptoms.
This has gone from bad to worse... we may not see Allison this year.
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