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brandt
02-23-2014, 08:43 PM
Who did you hate having to see leave your team the most? For me it was Robert Horry of the Houston Rockets who went on to win 5 more championships after already winning 2 with the Rockets, and he was one of the most clutch players I've ever seen.

KnicksorBust
02-23-2014, 08:57 PM
Carmelo. Wait too soon?

alexander_37
02-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Seeing Yao retire sucked.

DillyDill
02-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Seeing the Diesel funny self get traded broke my heart 😢

abe_froman
02-23-2014, 09:07 PM
the break up of the dynasty(mj,pip,rodman),mainly chasing phil off angered me the most

...but that aside,elton brand-i had so much hope in building around him ,also was sad to see tyson go as well

*Superman*
02-23-2014, 09:07 PM
McGrady, I still remember the day he was traded. By far my favorite player to wear a Magic uniform.

Probably Dwight next, but he left on such a sour note that it ruined the whole leaving process. Was to young to recall Shaq leaving Orlando.

Wildcard would be Darrell Armstrong, part of the heart and hustle squad.

Jint.
02-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Jamal Crawford / Marcus Camby(the 1st time)

Blitzace137
02-23-2014, 09:20 PM
Ewing in the 90's sucked, and recently would be Jeremy Lin because I knew it would be a mistake to let him go. Sucked watching Wilson Chandler and David Lee go as well.

Blitzace137
02-23-2014, 09:21 PM
Jamal Crawford / Marcus Camby(the 1st time)

Yea Crawford was a fan favorite, always preferred Wilson Chandler or Crawford over guys like J.R. Smith.

SportsFanatic10
02-23-2014, 09:35 PM
i miss alonzo mourning

Kevj77
02-23-2014, 09:43 PM
As a Lakers fan I have to say Dwight. Trading Shaq sucked, but Howard was the first really big player I've ever seen willingly leave the Lakers. It made me think people will not want to automatically play in LA because of Jimbo.

Hellcrooner
02-23-2014, 09:52 PM
Magic.
Both times.
Both times him staying could have ended with bulls.
in 91 there were two rumored trades around worhty, one for barkley one for a Charlotte pick ( Larry Johnson)
and second time...
Damm had he stayed for a pair more seasons with Shaq and kobe and they could have ended the bulls run.

black1605
02-23-2014, 09:57 PM
Gerald Wallace. It sucks to see how far he's fallen since his time in Charlotte. He'll always be one of my favorite players.

Yankeefan213
02-23-2014, 09:58 PM
Jamal Crawford for me easy. Then David Lee.

PacersForLife
02-23-2014, 10:05 PM
Reggie and then Danny Granger. Jermaine O'Neal was also tough to see go.

lamzoka
02-23-2014, 10:06 PM
Jamal Crawford. I almost sheed a tear the day he got traded. He's the most humble respectful guy you'll ever see in the NBA.

SeoulBeatz
02-23-2014, 10:08 PM
A.i

and Jrue was pretty tough tbh since it came out of ****ing nowhere.

ManRam
02-23-2014, 10:09 PM
Tracy...not even close.

I was still a bit young to REALLY grasp Shaq leaving. I hated it a lot, but only in the most basic ways that a young kid would. Dwight leaving came after a build up that made it refreshing almost. Also, I was never as much of a Dwight fan as most.

But T-Mac leaving sucked. Although I was a big Francis fan in Houston, T-Mac was my idol, and it was also a kinda iffy departure too. At the time it looked like an almost fair trade...but in hindsight it was a disaster. Should have gone more of a rebuilding route with Dwight being drafted and all. I don't think I've ever loved an NBA player like I did Tracy...and not sure I ever will. Sounds corny, I know.

Ill21
02-23-2014, 10:16 PM
David Lee or Gallo

canzano55
02-23-2014, 10:27 PM
I wanted Tracy to stay in Toronto and play for a ship with Vince but T-Mac's ******** agent combined with his ego made it impossible to keep him.

But I can't blame Tracy because he was from Florida after all and was just a punk kid who never went to college so you couldn't expect him to make an informed decision.

slashsnake
02-23-2014, 10:58 PM
When I was a kid the Miami heat were my team. It was a good move for them, but I hated seeing Glen Rice go.

Since I moved to Denver, its been more the role players. Najera. Earl Boykins, Afflalo.

ManRam
02-23-2014, 11:07 PM
I wanted Tracy to stay in Toronto and play for a ship with Vince but T-Mac's ******** agent combined with his ego made it impossible to keep him.

But I can't blame Tracy because he was from Florida after all and was just a punk kid who never went to college so you couldn't expect him to make an informed decision.

I know he's said he wished he stayed in Toronto, but you're acting like at the time it was a terrible decision. Going to play with Grant and a top-5 pick was a bad decision? I'm not convinced at the time Toronto was better than Orlando on paper. In fact, I'd say they weren't.

It just didn't work out in hindsight. But I remember hearing at the time "MJ and Pippen Part 2". It could have been SO great in Orlando.

Hawkeye15
02-23-2014, 11:53 PM
Kg

moshy2
02-24-2014, 12:00 AM
Jason Richardson for me. I grew up with the Warriors being terrible and Richardson was the only bright spot. Then to see him traded for Brandon Wright killed me

KingPosey
02-24-2014, 12:20 AM
The most I've ever loved a player was Mitch Richmond, it KILLED me at first when we traded him, but what it brought back in Webber and those squads made it ok. Losing Jwill hurt but again, Bibby solidified that team. Losing Webber was really my kick in the stomach. He was that team, we traded him for a ton of long useless and expensive contracts we did nothing with, and it was "the end".

Deception
02-24-2014, 12:57 AM
Chauncey Billups, the downfall of the Pistons began with him leaving, he was a great leader and ultimately was the one person that could hold a team together.

Duncan = Donkey
02-24-2014, 01:01 AM
Steve Nash to LA.
Dragic to Houston.
Marion to Miami.

And to a lesser extent Lou Amundson

mdm692
02-24-2014, 01:28 AM
Nash and Dragic.

mdm692
02-24-2014, 01:28 AM
Grant Hill too.

sunsfan88
02-24-2014, 01:57 AM
Carmelo. Wait too soon?

:laugh:

sunsfan88
02-24-2014, 01:58 AM
Raja Bell and Steve Nash.

SugeKnight
02-24-2014, 03:44 AM
Jason Richardson for me. I grew up with the Warriors being terrible and Richardson was the only bright spot. Then to see him traded for Brandon Wright killed me

I still can't believe they traded him after getting to the playoffs for the first time in a decade.

Losing Baron sucked too, the Marcus Williams trade made it worse.

Monta is probably third

SINCESTARBURY25
02-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Stephon Marbury, Jeremy Lin, Danilo Gallinari, David Lee, Jamal Crawford, Steve Novak

spatzcatz91
02-24-2014, 10:21 AM
Hands down Allen Iverson....

canzano55
02-24-2014, 10:46 AM
I wanted Tracy to stay in Toronto and play for a ship with Vince but T-Mac's ******** agent combined with his ego made it impossible to keep him.

But I can't blame Tracy because he was from Florida after all and was just a punk kid who never went to college so you couldn't expect him to make an informed decision.

I know he's said he wished he stayed in Toronto, but you're acting like at the time it was a terrible decision. Going to play with Grant and a top-5 pick was a bad decision? I'm not convinced at the time Toronto was better than Orlando on paper. In fact, I'd say they weren't.

It just didn't work out in hindsight. But I remember hearing at the time "MJ and Pippen Part 2". It could have been SO great in Orlando.We're talking about the same Grant Hill that almost retired?

Vince and TMac together would've been special don't kid yourself.

DallasTrilla23
02-24-2014, 11:12 AM
Tyson Chandler. The first time that Dirk had a Center next to him that was weak and Cuban just lets him walk out. For god's sake Cuban, you payed dampier but you couldn't give Tyson his money?

kingsdelez24
02-24-2014, 11:19 AM
The Corpsebof Marcus Thornton

SlimKid
02-24-2014, 11:26 AM
KG - it was inevitable, but it still sucked

YoungOne
02-24-2014, 11:37 AM
there are so many:

posey, perk, t. allen, big 3 obviously

hopefully rondo doesnt follow...

LongIslandIcedZ
02-24-2014, 11:43 AM
Jeremy Lin

ChicagoJ
02-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Loosing our coaching staff to LA, in Phil Jackson, Johnny Bach, etc.. , just to watch them three peat there was tough.

Going back in time, I loved Doug Collins when he coached the bulls and hated when he was let go for the assistant. But it turned out well so can't complain.

FYL_McVeezy
02-24-2014, 12:23 PM
Ewing

MonroeFAN
02-24-2014, 12:26 PM
Ben Wallace. I was heart broken. I'll be sad when Andre Drummond leaves too.

Animosity
02-24-2014, 12:42 PM
Jordan retiring the first time.

FOBolous
02-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Artest than Battier. Having these 2 elite defenders on one team was a definite luxury. these 2 locked down literally every single star wing player that plays against us...literally. even Lebron and Kobe.

Clippersfan86
02-24-2014, 12:49 PM
I have a few, sorry.

1. Sam Cassell. When we traded him to give him a chance to chase a ring in Boston (which he won) it broke my heart a little bit. He doesn't get enough credit for being the floor general who really guided our 06 team that should have been in the WCF. He was the difference on the team. Outside of Blake, he's my favorite player to ever wear a Clippers uniform.

2. Darius Miles. For some reason I have a fairytale world where we don't trade Miles for scum of the earth Andre Miller and he doesn't get those career ending/altering injuries. His skillset for his size was out of this world and he was my favorite Clipper. I became a fan in 98-99 but didn't really lock into the team full time until he was drafted in 01. That's when I got hooked to the point to where I pretty much never missed games on the radio or TV.

3. Reggie Evans. I was LIVID when Neil Olshey let this guy go two years ago. Sure he was a rebound specialist role player, but the guy was such a great fit for our organization. He brought a grit and toughness in 2012 that this current team lacks. He regularly got standing ovations at Staples by doing nothing but working harder than everybody else. We did him dirty and as a Clippers fan it hurts me to see. We signed and traded him for peanuts and he's been traded for peanuts again.

Lakers + Giants
02-24-2014, 02:11 PM
1. Losing Shaq, Phil Jax, and Fisher in 04.

2. Dwight

3. The CP3 veto, it doesn't count as leaving, but i still remember being pissed off after 2 hours of orgasmic excitement.

Kashmir13579
02-24-2014, 02:40 PM
Jamal Crawford, Gallinari, and Jeremy Lin..

Big Zo
02-24-2014, 02:43 PM
Alonzo Mourning (both times).

GunFactor187
02-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Ben Wallace leaving for the Bulls and Billups traded for a washed up Allen Iverson.

Hulk6
02-24-2014, 03:45 PM
Allen Iverson traded to the nuggets was the probably the worst day of my life. I remember it was a couple weeks after my birthday and i had just received his jersey. I actually stopped watching basketball for an extended period of time because i knew there would never be a player like him in sixers uni and in the nba.

Lately ive grown accustom to MCW/Thad but no one will ever touch my admiration for AI.

lol, please
02-24-2014, 04:02 PM
Biedrins, because he was an All Time Great.

Walt
02-24-2014, 04:09 PM
1. Tyson Chandler

2. Steve Nash

3. Jason Terry

nickdymez
02-24-2014, 04:15 PM
I wanted Tracy to stay in Toronto and play for a ship with Vince but T-Mac's ******** agent combined with his ego made it impossible to keep him.

But I can't blame Tracy because he was from Florida after all and was just a punk kid who never went to college so you couldn't expect him to make an informed decision.

Are you being serious with the bolded?

JLynn943
02-24-2014, 04:26 PM
For a little while I was both a 76ers (because of Iverson) and Kings fan. As a Kings fan, I should probably say Chris Webber, and at the time I was bummed he was leaving the Kings, but I was simultaneously excited because I thought that he and AI would be able to win a championship together. Of course, that didn't happen, and when Iverson was frustrated and wanted to leave Philly, I was on his side. I remember Philly saying they would trade him because they announced it on my birthday. I thought of it as a sort of extra birthday gift because, again, I thought AI would finally have a team that could lead to him having a championship. With Iverson leaving and me generally feeling way more attached to the Kings, I stopped considering myself a 76ers fan. I know that's all fairly unrelated, but it's why the two trades that just totally killed the fans of both of the teams I liked just didn't have the same negative impact on me.

Anyway, I think the worst loss for the success of the Kings and which had me angriest was Rick Adelman. To this day I can't understand it. He had coached an awesome team year in and year out - it wasn't really his fault we didn't win a championship. He was way more beneficial than not. I think that was pretty much the moment when it all started to go downhill for the Kings. Player-wise though, I was extremely angry that me let Tyreke go. Some people in the Kings forum can probably vouch for that, haha. Now I'm good with it though :p Oh, and Brad Miller I was pretty upset about. I understood it, but he was my favorite player on the Kings.

LionsFan..LOL
02-24-2014, 04:27 PM
Big Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups easily.

The two who were the heart and soul of the franchise and the big reason why the franchise turned around and became a constant contender for 7 years. It hurt even more seeing as how quickly the franchise went down the drain and how Dumars has ****ed it all up. Luckily I got to see both of them come back as Pistons and likely both finish there careers here.

mightybosstone
02-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Hakeem Olajuwon is the obvious answer. Nothing hurt more when I was a kid than watching Hakeem leave to play for ****ing Toronto. That was brutal. I also hated when the Rockets dealt Sam Cassell and Robert Horry for Charles Barkley and was initially skeptical of the Francis and Mobley for McGrady trade, even if both trades ended up making a lot of sense in the long run.

In recent years, the two guys I miss the most are Shane Battier and Luis Scola. They both cared so damn much and were so integral to everything the Rockets did. Even when Houston was mediocre as hell, you knew it was going to be a great night when Battier was reigning threes or Scola was unstoppable in the post. They were fun, likable players whose tenacity was/is infectious. I also hated watching Dragic leave. It was clearly the right call by Morey at the time, but if he had known he'd be acquiring James Harden a few weeks later and Dwight Howard the following offseason, no way does he let Dragic walk. He's so much better than Lin it makes me want to vomit all over my keyboard and shoot myself in the face.

moshy2
02-24-2014, 06:17 PM
I still can't believe they traded him after getting to the playoffs for the first time in a decade.

Losing Baron sucked too, the Marcus Williams trade made it worse.

Monta is probably third

Yeah it didn't make sense then or now. I agree with your Baron choice too

valade16
02-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Brandon Roy.

brandt
02-24-2014, 08:28 PM
Hakeem Olajuwon is the obvious answer. Nothing hurt more when I was a kid than watching Hakeem leave to play for ****ing Toronto. That was brutal. I also hated when the Rockets dealt Sam Cassell and Robert Horry for Charles Barkley and was initially skeptical of the Francis and Mobley for McGrady trade, even if both trades ended up making a lot of sense in the long run.

In recent years, the two guys I miss the most are Shane Battier and Luis Scola. They both cared so damn much and were so integral to everything the Rockets did. Even when Houston was mediocre as hell, you knew it was going to be a great night when Battier was reigning threes or Scola was unstoppable in the post. They were fun, likable players whose tenacity was/is infectious. I also hated watching Dragic leave. It was clearly the right call by Morey at the time, but if he had known he'd be acquiring James Harden a few weeks later and Dwight Howard the following offseason, no way does he let Dragic walk. He's so much better than Lin it makes me want to vomit all over my keyboard and shoot myself in the face.


I agree with everything but Hakeem. He was way past his prime, hence him getting hurt not even half way through the season for the Raptors, then retiring. Plus, he got a ton of money from them and didn't do anything. So the same thing probably would have happened if he had stayed with the Rockets.

slaker619
02-24-2014, 08:49 PM
Wade .

Ebbs
02-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Steve Nash
Michael Finley
Devin Harris

Kushed
02-24-2014, 08:51 PM
Kevin Love

R. Johnson#3
02-24-2014, 09:57 PM
Vince
T-Mac
Mighty Mouse
Chauncey Billups

canzano55
02-24-2014, 10:02 PM
I wanted Tracy to stay in Toronto and play for a ship with Vince but T-Mac's ******** agent combined with his ego made it impossible to keep him.

But I can't blame Tracy because he was from Florida after all and was just a punk kid who never went to college so you couldn't expect him to make an informed decision.

Are you being serious with the bolded?Why wouldn't I be?

ManningToTyree
02-24-2014, 10:06 PM
David lee and Jamal Crawford were difficult to swallow. Ewing in a sonics uniform was tough to watch as well

albertajaysfan
02-24-2014, 10:49 PM
Vince Carter

It was compounded by how horrible the return was and how management followed it up with a seemingly endless series of terrible decisions.

mightybosstone
02-24-2014, 11:16 PM
I agree with everything but Hakeem. He was way past his prime, hence him getting hurt not even half way through the season for the Raptors, then retiring. Plus, he got a ton of money from them and didn't do anything. So the same thing probably would have happened if he had stayed with the Rockets.

If I had been an adult at the time, I might have agreed with you. But I was a kid, and I'll probably always look at Hakeem's career through homer glasses, because he was larger than life to me. Since Houston was about to be in re-building mode anyway and Toronto wasn't any good, I totally would have been fine overpaying him to keep him a Rocket for life. The Lakers essentially did the same thing for Kobe, and his contract was far more ridiculous than what Hakeem got paid.

rocky4104
02-24-2014, 11:27 PM
Steve Nash - not so much the 'leaving' part but the destination...

mrblisterdundee
02-24-2014, 11:57 PM
It sucked seeing Jermaine O'Neal leave and become a 20 and 10 defensive beast in Indiana. At least I wasn't old enough to see the Blazers draft and immediately trade Moses Malone.

NYJ - NYY
02-25-2014, 12:15 AM
If melo goes... :(

Asik's better
02-25-2014, 12:25 AM
Yao and Landry hurt a little. Same with shane battier. But probably the two that hurt the most where chuck Hayes and dikembe mutombo.

TorontoHuskies
02-25-2014, 01:48 AM
Raptor Fan here....Guess who??

CityofChaos
02-25-2014, 01:52 AM
As a Warriors fan these were my favorite players that I hated to see leave

Baron Davis
Marco Belinelli (traded him for Devean George because Nelson didnt like him).
Brandan Wright
Kelenna Azubuike (dude was BALLIN before he got hurt)
Jamal Crawford
Anthony Morrow
Carl Landry
Jarrett Jack

Game_Over
02-25-2014, 02:18 AM
Mutombo lol

aLau10
02-25-2014, 03:52 AM
Vince Carter when he left Toronto...
And McGrady too, just because I liked him alot while he spent his time in Toronto.

Leftcoast_yg
02-25-2014, 04:17 AM
Trevor Ariza
Cp3 (made my day and ruined it in an hour)
Fisher
Odom
Javaris Critteton (if you see his highlights as a laker you would understand, had high hopes)

Monta is beast
02-25-2014, 05:32 AM
At the time baron davis

sunsfan88
02-25-2014, 05:37 AM
At the time baron davis

Not Monta?

sunsfan88
02-25-2014, 05:39 AM
Raptor Fan here....Guess who??
Bargnani?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-25-2014, 05:41 AM
Odom

Monta is beast
02-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Not Monta?

Was glad to see him go. Knew either he or curry had to be traded.

Monta is beast
02-25-2014, 06:03 AM
T mac and a.i are my favorite players. Im salty over the fact they have 0 chips

StephenP
02-25-2014, 06:31 AM
I hated when Michael Finley left Dallas. He was on the decline, but was my favorite player for years.

The trade of Detlef Schrempf was horrible. Also hated when Mark Aguirre, Rolando Blackman and Derek Harper left.

R. Johnson#3
02-25-2014, 08:29 AM
I hated when Michael Finley left Dallas. He was on the decline, but was my favorite player for years.

The trade of Detlef Schrempf was horrible. Also hated when Mark Aguirre, Rolando Blackman and Derek Harper left.

I was never a big Maverick fan but absolutely loved watching Michael Finley play.

blastmasta26
02-25-2014, 12:50 PM
Wilson and Gallo for me, loved those guys although getting Melo softened the blow. I disliked losing Lin too.

scissors
02-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Steve Nash leaving DAL. So we could get Eric Dampier :sigh:

REKAL
02-25-2014, 03:14 PM
Horry, Fox, Shaq- loved watching that group of guys

Hitman21
02-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Patrick Ewing