Stop me if you've heard this one, NBA fan ...
The best player on his team, an icon league-wide, led his team on a(nother) playoff run. All the while, his next contract was a topic of conversation.
His team bowed out of the playoffs, and to make matters worse, as soon as the season ended he flexed his free-agent muscles and signed with another team, one that's had plenty of recent success and expects to have even more by adding this stud player.
His old team? It's actually still in pretty good shape, and should make the playoffs next year. But they know their hopes of finally winning a championship rode out of town on the moving van of its departed star. And since it's the only major-league level franchise in town, all the joy leaves Mudville.
Er, Oklahoma City.