Love it. About time a professional athlete wanted to earn his accolades instead of suckling at the teet of those that actually earned them. Without naming names, the former Mayor of Choklahoma City could learn a lot from Beau Bennett wanting to display championship mettle before being having his name emblazoned as a champion in metal.
In all seriousness, I'm sure it sucks for him to see his former teammates' achievements immortalized on the best trophy in all of sports when he contributed very little to winning it, but it's better than seeing his name on there knowing it probably didn't belong. You hear that David West? Keep your eyes on your own paper! There's something to be said for deserving your successes instead of leaching on like a parasite and drawing the glory from those whose play warranted it. Not that there's anything wrong with ring chasing, but it's not nearly as commendable as wanting to be a part of something special as opposed to hitching your wagon to something special. Props to Beau Bennett for taking his exclusion in stride and I have no doubt that just it's motivation for him moving forward.
Now let's get that fragile son-of-a-bitch some pork roll and a chauffeur, because being hangry in Jersey traffic is bound to result in a dashboard punch that could leave him hospitalized...