The impatience the Lakers showed is commonplace across sports. A Finals appearance, much less a championship, does little to ensure a future job among fans and owners concerned with the here and now.
Andrew Bynum was having such a spectacular year, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that trading him was out of the question. Given his actions in the first round of the playoffs, it shouldn't be.
Thanks to a firm hand and an insistence on doing things his way, the Suns' Alvin Gentry can finally see how the other half lives in the NBA. Even down 2-0 to the Lakers, the view is nice.