Chris Paul To The Lakers Deal Blocked By NBA

Just when we were saying our goodbyes to Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol. The NBA comes in and stomps all over the trade that would’ve sent Hornets All-Star Chris Paul to the Lakers and sending Lamar Odom to the Hornets and Gasol to the Rockets.

It’s rumored that several owners felt the trade was unfair and encouraged Commissioner Stern to flex his power as the owner of the Hornets (the NBA). Orrrrr, it just hit some sort of snag and it’s still being worked out. Either way, stay tuned. NBA training camps open tomorrow and there are rumblings CP3 won’t be reporting to camp.

Some owners pushed Stern to demand the trade be nullified, and the Hornets be made to keep Paul on the roster for the foreseeable future, sources said. A chorus of owners were irate with the belief that the five-month lockout had happened largely to stop big-market teams from leveraging small-market teams for star players pending free agency.

“The owners half-pushed this, and Stern took it the rest of the way,” a league source told Yahoo! Sports. “In the end, David didn’t like that the players were dictating where they wanted to go, like Carmelo [Anthony] had, and he wasn’t going to let Chris Paul dictate where he wanted to go.

Oh and shout outs to Shannon Brown for all his contributions. He’s signing with the Phoenix Suns for $3.5 million. The contract he opted out from in L.A., $2.7 Million.

 

Did the small markets win, I can’t remember?

  • Kenley

    I am beyond pissed!! This has never happen before…Haters!

  • Kenley

    And wth is Shannon Brown leaving us for less than 1 extra mil.? lol I thought he was opting out for like 4 or 5 mil.

  • Mai

    Jill, girl u r up on ur game with the reports “LOVE IT”

  • deshawn

    wth is goin on this is a bunch of bs that paul aint goin 2 la no one sed a damn thing when the heat got the lebron && bosh && when some1 did they still let that go threw might as well let this go through -.-

  • Sean R

    Wow this is just bullshit, so it’s ok for the Celtics, Heat and Knicks to stack there teams but when the Lakers do it the league steps in total bullshit. 3 teams are winning in this trade look what the lakers are giving up Gasol and Odom two allstars and hall of famers to be for Chris Paul. Well letsw be fair then and send bosh to toronto and james back to cleveland if you do this to the lakers, get ready for the riots in los angeles, stern i think you just lost your job buddy……………

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  • Jill

    This is a MESS!! When it’s all over with. I think both Stern and Billy Hunter will be moving on soon. Lots of damage