It happens in every major team sport.
A player, usually a star, decides he doesn't want to be in a place anymore, so he shoots his way out of town.
We see it frequently, but it seems to be more prevalent in the NBA than any other league.
Dwight Howard, who firebombed the entire Orlando Magic organization in hugely depressing, months-long power play, is the most recent case in point. Howard tarnished pretty much everything he touched, including himself, but still got what he wanted when he was traded to the Lakers late Thursday night.
Of course, Howard wasn't nearly the first player to commit such an act. And it's a safe bet he won't be the last either.
Here are a handful of NBA stars who have forced their way out over the past two decades.