I was in a conversation last night with - what else - a group of Lakers fans, and the bagging on the Pacers wouldn't stop. I tried to convince them that the Pacers organization has been one of the consistently classiest in the history of the NBA. I also suggested that the organization's ability to keep quality players in a small market - in a time when players would rather live the high life in bigger cities - says alot about how great the organization is to its people.
Here's the problem - to prove my point, I told these guys that I couldn't remember the last time a starter for the Pacers actually asked to be traded (I'm not calling Al a starter). Can anyone back me up with some facts? When was the last time this happened?