But alternatives, such as corn-based litter, haven't really caught on despite growing demand for environmentally friendly pet products, said Shannon Brown, an analyst with the market research firm Packaged Facts.
"It was very, very frustrating, and I apologized to him face-to-face," said backup guard Shannon Brown, who hasn't decided whether to exercise his $2.4 million player option for next season. "I told him that that was a terrible way ... for him to go out, and I really felt bad for him. I really can't put it into words how disappointed, upset, embarrassed, frustrated we really were. It still hurts."