David West didn't leave the Hornets on bad terms. He just knew it was time for a different start. "It's one of the most unique places to live in the United States," West told reporters. "I definitely enjoyed that. But it just got to a point, especially with what was going on with the team -- and it didn't just start, it was kind of a domino effect, certain things happening over the last few years -- it just made that situation way too unstable for what I needed at this point in my career."