Marcus Camby made history on Tuesday by becoming the first person to ever be disappointed about being traded away from the Clippers. He had one of those “go to the other locker room” situations in that the Clippers traded him to the Blazers while the team was preparing for their next game in Portland. The trade makes plenty of sense considering the Blazers had big men Greg Oden and Joel Pryzbilla knocked out with injuries while Camby’s playing at a high level for the Clippers. Even though the Clippers are headed for the lottery and Portland the playoffs, Camby was disappointed about being dealt:
“He likes the Clippers, he likes the organization, he likes L.A.,” the source said. “His wife is happy in L.A. And he’s not one for change. He’s definitely not happy about this.
“It feels good to be a wanted man, but I like it here,” Camby said.
I understand the logic behind wanting to keep status quo but really, the Clippers? Camby liked playing for the Clippers? Maybe if it were a legit contender like the Magic or Cavs Camby would be excited about the potential to win a ring considering he’s been to the playoffs eight times already. Still, I always considered playing for the Clippers to be a death sentence for an NBA player and now we’re hearing someone didn’t want to leave. Wow.