But you decided to blast a hole in the hull by being honest. Now, Howard is the bad guy and you're the victim. Now, if the organization needed an "out" to get rid of you, it has one. Now, you can leave on your own terms. Now, you win. This is a star player's league and if it's any coach versus Howard, well, Howard will always win. That's what the NBA has become. Van Gundy isn't special. He's drawing his final paychecks. But he'll leave with his dignity. Credit him for that.