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You Can't Put a Pricetag on Happiness

For most of us, it's probably true that happiness has no price. There actually are, however, circumstances in which it's easy to figure out what happiness is worth to someone. In the words of Michael Scott:

Presents are the best way to show someone how much you care. It is like this tangible thing that you can point to and say “Hey man, I love you this many dollars-worth”.

According to Danny O'Neil, Ken Lucas loves Seattle (or dislikes Detroit) to the tune of about $3.3 million dollars.

There were reports that Carolina was looking to trade Lucas to Detroit. But according to Adam Schefter on, Lucas made it clear he didn't want to play for the Lions. So instead of getting traded, Lucas got caught and the base salary of $5.6 million for 2009 was gone.

After signing with the Hawks for $2.3 million, Lucas stood atop the Cascades and shouted Eastward en voz alta, "Eat it, Detroit!". I, for one, am glad he did.