I'm starting to buy into the fact that LB mistreated Darko. The public comments are well documented. You couldn't help but notice Larry yelling at Darko almost everytime he was in the game... then Chaunceys comments... ball don't lie! Some might say if you stop paying attention to someone you just don't care about them anymore. Reminds me of my last boss (ever)... what a prick he was... everyone was walking on pins and needles... when he entered the room it was a suck up fest. But he demanded success and he got it... end results was a profitable company with pissed off employees ...because people tried hard to please him. Everyone reacts differently to critisism... Darko may be the sensitive type that just goes into his shell... Chauncey is more like...oh yea, I'll show him! What's the point? Enter Flip... players coach (Micro touched on this earlier)... Darko could very well respond to him... and flourish with the softer approach and encouragement... whereas guys like Sheed and Rip could respond with more freedom to do thier own thing... which could be detrimental to the team. Ben is completely self motivated... Prince is working hard this summer knowing it's his contract year... As the old saying goes...watch what you ask for you just might get it, applys here. Would you rather have a bastard with results or a nice guy that tries to please everyone? We can only hope that this team is mature enough take the tough love and BBall IQ that LB instilled along with the empowerment and offensive philosophy of Flip. What do you think ...better or worse?