Money basically. When someone throws 100 mil at you you'd be foolish not to accept.. don't you agree?
I'll accept that (though I think he could have got that anywhere). Then don't bitch about never having been taught defence. You either want to put in the effort and do the right thing (including picking a team with a coach that can help you do that) or play for the money and stop blaming others for your lack of effort. I do agree with the previous comment that D'Antoni doesn't hold his 'star' players accountable.