NBA Players Tweet Reactions To NBA Squashing Chris Paul Trade

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.

“I mean, come on: Chris Paul is leaving New Orleans in 66 games. He’s gone. And what’s Dell Demps, and that franchise, going to have to show for it?”

 

Listen to the audio from Lamar’s interview

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  • http://www.runninglikwidworks.com MrRLW

    Agreed Jill. Granger’s response was without question the best. Mildly related but not really, I’m waiting for the day that a player/coach says something that he knows will get him fined. And he lobbies the media HARD, for his fine to go to a particular charity instead of the league.

    All that aside this is crazy. Now the LAL-MEM trade looks a lot better now with the growth of Marc Gasol in MEM. But initially, that was one of the worst fleecings in sports history. But this trade, on paper, looked like a good trade. Save for the removal of star power from NO. But talent wise, it was a legit trade. This has the makings of being a VERY interesting season for all the wrong reasons.

  • Kenley

    OMG, this is such a mess!! Stern is a total a**hole. My excitement for the Christmas Day game and welcoming the NBA back has completely gone.. :-/ I feel bad for the players involved. It’s one thing to be traded, but then to have to face the team that traded you bc the deal gets vetoed-OUCH! My Lakers are a mess right now. :-(

  • Jill

    I’m still excited for the season but this mess makes the LEAGUE look really bad. Public relations nightmare