No - not because he is a swooper or just plain runs funny.
But because I can count at least 3 seasons that he has requested a trade.
Did he do it on Channel 59? Nope. Only because no one was interested in what he had to say. My guess is he would have if he would have gotten the air time.
I am in the minority here - clearly.
I have been a Pacers fan since Billy Knight and I want to keep Ron.
Admittedly, part of it is because I think the deal Donnie will make will suck. You all throw these names around - I do not see it. I truly think Odom, Lewis, Harrington or Maggette are pipe dreams. Jermaine O'Neal's mouth is helping to devalue Ronnie as well. The value we will end up with wil be the equivelent of cutting him. You all have much more faith in old bugeyes than I do.
Another part of me just enjoys watching him on the floor so damn much that I hate to lose that.
Is he a knucklehead? Hell yes. Does he make one too many knuckleheads on our team - again... yes.
I do question handing this team over to Jermaine though. You all have short memorys as so many of you trash him when he comes up empty at the end of games - which he always does.
Ron can make a last second stop. It is rare that Jermaine makes a last second shot.
I am perhaps the whitest man in America - and I simply like Ron a lot better than JO. And I know I am not alone. I can't explain it fully because it - like Ron - is not rational.
I know he will be traded this week - and that combined with Reggie retiring and Bender retiring (ha ha) takes a lot of my enthusiasm away. Albeit, I am sure, temporarily.