Reports are that it is not that much about money. For Ageing vets, winning a ring is important. But unless you are going to be able to sign with the Spurs, you can't make a decision based on that. So it seems with Steve Francis, it will be more about playing time, minutes. Both the Miami Heat and the LA Clippers will be able to offer time on the floor. Long term, Steve could be better off in LA. For one, this could be Sam's last year, giving Steve continued big minutes even when Livingston comes back. When Shaun does return, it will be unclear how effective he will be, how fast, how quick. Confidence could be lacking. Also, even if Sam and Shaun are eventually playing PG, Steve can also play the 2, and has always been considered a combo guard. Reports are that we will find out by tonight. I say that his friendship with Cat and Sam, along with a possible starting role, and a lot of minutes for sure, will win the day and he becomes a Clipper. But the lure of Miami and South Beach, the nightclubs, Shaq and Dwade, will be there tugging at his heart. His chance to win a ring enhanced. But I think the minutes will be fewer, and minutes at the 2 almost nonexistent. We'll see. Somebody call Homeland Security and find out to which town Francis has bough an airline ticket. LA or Miami?