When I go into that locker room at the All-Star break, I can't talk to them and say, 'We're going to do this,' because I don't know where we're at. I don't know where we're at right now, and that's hard to swallow. It's one of the most mind-boggling situations I've ever seen, to the point it becomes hard to deal with. The bottom line is we've got to play, because the games aren't going to stop.
He's a guy who was making plays in a big-time way. I remember sitting there in practice saying, 'he hasn't taken a shot he's just passing the ball.' I think, in a lot of ways, he's judged unfairly because he's such a great scorer. If he's in a situation where he has guys around him, he gets them the ball.
I was wondering what he was feeling like at this particular time. He called me this weekend and we talked and joked and he seemed to be very, very happy. That's what it's about. When you've had the type of career he's had and leave on your own terms and be happy with it, then that's what it's about.