Good point swol, but none of them ever thrived in LA, it was hope we could reform you, oh no you don't want to change your ways, then get your [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] packin'. JR never saw playin time, Rodman i mentioned was in n out only given a chance cause his roots with PJ in Chi town. Rob reformed and never did nething remotely close to what he did to Ainge with PJ otherwise we would have sent his [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] packin', but he stayed for the better part of 6 years cause he reformed. Classic case of Nick the quick. Tell me that you totally regret the Lakers ever let him go, but he became an issue and even after giving him time to change, did not, so we gave him the boot. GP sucked it up with his teammates and in this last year tried very hard to lead them into the playoffs. He only had issues with management and took it out on the team. But he still sucked it up and gave it 100% when it counted. Thats why management sent him packin. We obviously will treat him better. Ruben Patterson, drafted him, and let him go real quick, and as for Oakley and Mason...thought about it but never really pulled the trigger. Bottom Line is sure what team doesn't take risks, but if they messed up repeatedly while they were with us they never stayed for the long haul. Hey but thanks for bringn that to my attention and I respect your opinion.