dammit, sucks to see Drew go even though I was absolutely FOR this deal.
There is a bond between the Lakers and Drew...maybe its because he has symbolized hope for us here and he has been growing before our eyes...there is a special relationship. Its not like one of those "come and go" players. Andrew was raised in LA, he is part of the family and he has been getting much love here for the past 7 years.
Whatever happens, I hope he will go on to have a great career. He is a good kid. Even though he had his fair share of immaturity here (missing trips and partying with the playboys, parking on handicapped slots, issues with coaches, etc.)...he handled Kobe's parking video amazingly well, he handled all the trade rumors every year amazingly well..
thumbs up, the NBA needs more of this type of guys.
"It is not how big you are, it is how big you play"
"Basketball doesn't build character. It reveals it"
"Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals"