It’s a common courtesy in the NBA — guys who are about to be traded hear about it from their agents and others around the league, but when the hammer drops the GM or coach or someone from the team calls with the formal notification. “Thank you for your service ” and all that jazz anyone who has been fired knows too well.
Caron Butler says nobody from Clippers called to tell him he was traded
Very classy of Butler, I loved "tough juice" when he was a Wizard. He remains the constant class act and we still realize you got to cut the head off the snake to kill the whole body. Sterling is still the head "you can pay for school, but you can't buy class"- Jay-Z