Black, who is averaging 4.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, has missed the Lakers last two games because of the injury.
While Urlacher has dropped hints to varying degrees about the failed negotiations, he finally opened up Friday about the topic in an interview on WSCR-AM.
"I just didn’t get along -- I didn’t like the way he handled my situation or other situations around there with players," Urlacher said of Emery, who was fired in December. "I didn’t like the way he acted sometimes. I just didn’t feel comfortable being in the building when he was around.
"I’m a huge fan of the McCaskeys. I’ve always said that, never quit saying that. I’m going to keep saying it. But there was one guy that I had a problem with, and he happened to be the guy that was everyone’s boss."
Urlacher, who spent his entire 13-year career with the Bears, went on to further explain how he hoped the contract negotiations went down and where he feels Emery came up short.
"If he came to me and said, ‘Hey man, look, we don’t think you’re the same.’ Which, I wasn’t the same player. After my knee got hurt, I was a little bit slower and older. I agree. But I still wanted to play. I feel like I could have still played. With another year of rehab on my knee, I probably could have played one or two more years," he said, per the Chicago Tribune.
"If he had said, ‘Hey man, you’re not the same player. You know that. We know that. But we still want you here. You’re a good leader. Blah, blah, blah. You’re a team guy, this, that. But we can’t pay you more than this. But we want you here. Can you do it?’
"Hell yeah, I can do it. If you handle it like that, 100 percent I can do it, you know? But the way it was handled -- 'This is the offer, take it over leave it. You have til tonight to decide. If you don’t want it, we’ll get somebody else. And then we’re going to tweet it out right when you say no.' It’s over with now. I’m happy I’m retired."
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