Well that was a hell of a contest. I had just read an article on ESPN Page 2 by the Sports Guy on how today's NBA can't compare to the NBA of the 80s, save for the Kings and Mavs, and boy he was right. I live on the East Coast, and it was about 12:20 before the game was over, but I stayed up, glued to a fabulous game. And Bobby Jackson...serious serious balls. The three to tie the game would have given any sane coach a heart attack.
Even if the Van Exel trade didn't happen there would STILL be players complaining about being on a bad team and will STILL get their wish and get traded away. It's just one of those things that will always happen.