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LeBron James made The Decision but Kevin Durants own decision to depart Oklahoma City and head for Golden State was the real decision that turned the NBA on its head. Thon Maker Jersey .Free agency has been part and parcel of American sports for decades but here in the AFL, we are still coming to grips with the pros and cons of the concept. We have already seen numerous players make moves to greener pastures but what does the future hold for the AFL and free agency?At the end of the 2012 AFL season, the commission introduced free agency to a game that had been built on loyalty and tradition. Viewed simplistically, free agency goes against the theory of player loyalty but the game and its requirements evolve and therefore, 2012 brought about the introduction of unrestricted and restricted free agents.Here, we still have a very favourable slant on free agency. Clubs are still provided with compensation for losing a player as a free agent - in some cases a top-10 draft pick.In the NFL, NBA and MLB, it is a free-for-all. You want a player who is a free agent? Then go and get them, no questions asked, no compensation required. The free in free agency truly applies, except when it comes to the pay packets of the free agents themselves, who usually receive a slightly bloated salary for leaving.Kevin Durant gave Oklahoma City a decade of excellence and success, without ever tasting the ultimate glory. Even without a championship ring, you could mount the argument that Durant had provided 10 years worth of service and achievement to the Thunder and owed them nothing more. That part I agree on. But Durant didnt depart OKC to help rebuild his hometown Washington Wizards or to make the famed New York Knicks relevant again, he chose to join one of the premier teams to ever play the sport. His move to a powerhouse team was what angered some players, fans and experts - ESPNs Stephen A. Smith even going so far as to say the decision was the weakest move Ive ever seen from a superstar. That reaction is somewhat understandable, but Durant is a FREE agent. His contract has expired and he was free to sign with whoever he wanted to. And thats all he did.While I agree KD had the right to choose his next destination - following on from James 2010 move to join Dwywane Wade, Chris Bosh and the star-studded Miami Heat - it does set a dangerous precedent for the NBA. Will other megastar free agents decide to join forces and create super teams? Experts are concerned Durants former Thunder team-mate Russell Westbrook might join a side such as New York, teaming him with fellow All-Stars Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Carmelo Anthony, thus leaving many teams without any star players and any real hope of achieving success.While there have been several big-name free agency moves -Lance Franklin from the Hawks to Swans and James Frawley from Melbourne to Hawthorn - thankfully, we arent in that predicament in the AFL. And the fact there is compensation ensures lowly teams are compensated for their losses.Free agency is still finding its feet here and yes, there have been some concerns about its equality but unlike the American sports, free agency is not purely about going and getting as much money as possible. There are just as many examples of AFL free agents moving clubs for greater playing opportunities or to chase success as there have been those chasing extra bucks. Jared Rivers made a move in free agencys debut year, departing Melbourne where he was seemingly on the outer and joining Geelong where he played a few quality seasons and enjoyed some success.While the big-name free agent moves dominate the media landscape, the beauty of it is, it allows those struggling for opportunities at certain clubs to easily find new homes.The most recent free agency period saw a handful of guys find new clubs after needing a fresh start. Matt Suckling, Matthew Leuenberger, Scott Selwood, Andrew Moore, Matthew Wright, Dawson Simpson, Daniel Gorringe and Jarrad Grant all benefited from an easier path to a new club and most have seen enjoyed greater opportunities at their new homes.Would you say Eddie Betts free agent move to Adelaide at the end of 2013 has been a success? Sure, Carlton may wish they had him back but at the time they decided to save the cash and that has been to Adelaides benefit.Another great success story is Jeremy Laidler. He was originally traded from Geelong to Carlton, struggled for some time with the Blues then walked as a free agent to Sydney and is now staring at a finals series and a potential grand final with the Swans.Free agency in any form will always have its flaws, just as other aspects of our game like the draft, umpiring, fixtures and the price of a pie at the MCG but when weighing it all up, the good far outweighs the bad. Glenn Robinson Jersey .com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago. Malcolm Brogdon Jersey . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. http:///...antetokounmpo-jersey . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. NEW YORK -- Conor Voss scored a career-high 14 points, Luke Petrasek had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Columbia beat Division III Manhattanville 84-42 on Sunday.Petrasek scored 11 of his points in the first half as Columbia built a 45-22 halftime lead. The Lions made five of their first seven shots of the second half for a 27-point lead and extend the margin to 48 points with 5:53 left.Jeff Coby made 4 of 5 shots and scored 10 points for Columbia (3-5), which was 34 of 558 from the field (59 percent). Vin Baker Jersey. . 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