During a cigarette break in Donnie's office:
Bird: Well, whaddaya think? They're balking on Speedy.
Bird: Damp and Dunleavy aren't too bad.
Bird: I say we pull the trigger. I want a championship now, old man. Not next year.
Bird: Plus, Isiah is starting to scare me.
Bird: I'm gonna make the call.
DW: Not so fast, young Skywalker.
DW: Let 'em sweat. Let 'em think they need Al more than we need Damp or Speedy.
DW: Look what New York is offering. Golden State wants to deal.
Bird: Yeah, so?
DW: I learned a long time ago that the person who cares less in a negotiation has all the power.
DW: You have to be willing to say, no...walk away from the table. Let 'em think you don't care.
Bird: I see. Damn, old man. I could learn a lot from you. Got another cigarette?