It’s a new day in the NBA, training camps open today but last night some of your favorite NBA’ers took to Twitter to react to the Chris Paul-Lamar Odom-Paul Gasol trade being nixed by the NBA. Check out their reactions:
Lamar Odom went a bit emo. He appeared on Stephen A Smith’s radio show in LA shortly after the announcement and sounded as if tears were coming SOON! People on Twitter kept saying Khloe would be the next to file for divorce. That joke gets no run with me though. I think those two are actually in love and that Khloe is a Ride or die type of chick for her man, in fact, she said it
My favorite though, Danny Granger. He made the announcement that he’s going Ochocinco/Metta World Peace on em…Think he’s going to get a fine for this
Oh and one executive BLASTED Stern and the NBA
“We were all told by the league he was a tradeable player, and now they’re saying that Dell doesn’t have the authority to make the trade?” said an NBA executive who had periodic talks with New Orleans throughout the process. “Now they’re saying that Dell is an idiot, that he can’t do his job. [Expletive] this whole thing. David’s drunk on power, and he doesn’t give a [expletive] about the players, and he doesn’t give a [expletive] about the hundreds of hours the teams put in to make that deal.
“How do the Lakers explain this to Odom? How does Houston deal with the guys it just tried to trade? Scola and Martin are going to be pissed at them, and who knows how long that takes to get over? Explain to me how the league kills this Pau Gasol deal, but allows Kwame Brown for Pau Gasol?
“To me, this makes the league feel like it’s rigged, that Stern just does whatever Stern wants to do. He’s messed up the competitive balance of this league a lot worse by killing the deal because you’ve completely destroyed the planning that New Orleans and Houston did and left them in shambles over this. I’ve never been so discouraged about this league, never so down.
Listen to the audio from Lamar’s interview