It's an especially curious decision when you consider the following comment from David Beckham: "Celestine's not just a
good person but a great player. I've played against him many a time and we've kicked each other many a time. He's an experienced player. He's a very good player, a player who has played in one of the
biggest leagues in the world, so he's a good addition."
Galaxy GM Alexi Lalas provides no insight, offering a prepared "non-answer" answer to the question of Babayaro's release. Jones says the non-answer invites more questions, like was Babayaro good enough? Did he demand too much money? Did he have a falling out with coach Gullit? Did L.A. simply not have enough cap room to keep him? Perhaps it was all of the above.