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Dan Gilbert did his best to block Chris Paul going to the LA Lakers on Thursday by sending the commissioner a plea to ensure the trade would not go through. Am I mistaken that this is the same owner who had LeBron James for 7 years? LeBron James left for Miami, stop trying to project your team’s shortcomings on others. Also, don’t ever end an e-mail with “please advise,” ass hole.
The Big Lead Sums it up well:
Chris Paul is calling the shots here. I’m sure that’s difficult for some of the rich, white NBA owners to wrap their head around – a 20-something black man is going to dictate to me what happens with my hundred-million-dollar business? – but it is reality.
Yahoo found the e-mail:
It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul in the apparent trade being discussed.
This trade should go to a vote of the 29 owners of the Hornets.
Over the next three seasons this deal would save the Lakers approximately $20 million in salaries and approximately $...
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So this happened again:
The Los Angeles Lakers have pulled out of the three-team deal with New Orleans and Houston that would have landed Chris Paul in L.A., according to sources close to the talks.
The reason for the Lakers' withdrawal was not immediately known.
Which means this is happening again
Twitter / @ChrisMannixSI: Two rival GM's say...
Cleveland Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert has become famous for his bashing letters. After the decision, Gilbert wrote a letter to LeBron that resembled a note you’d pass to your ex-girlfriend in grade school and the NBA world reacted. Hey! I will admit that I embraced Gilbert’s unabashed LeBron letter– it was fun to read. This [...]
According to the LA Times, the Lakers can’t really do anything about the NBA’s ham-fisted decision to nix the Chris Paul trade last night: “The Lakers planned to appeal to the NBA office after the Chris Paul trade was nixed, but there was a problem: The NBA considered the trade to have been blocked by New Orleans, not the league itself. It’s a sticky situation because the...
You know what they say about pictures. We know what they're worth. And for Celtics fans, this photo might best encapsulate why Danny Ainge is willing to trade away Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul, and risk Paul playing no more than a year in Boston.
Doc Rivers, shortly after winning the Celtics 17th championship in franchise history, retreated to his office in the TD Garden...
The framework of a three-team trade is in place to send Hornets All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, said a person familiar with the negotiations. The Houston Rockets are the other team involved, the person told The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal was not finalized.
(By Rick Bonnell, email@example.com) If there ever would have been a time to make Chris Paul a Charlotte Bobcat, this wasn't it.For years now, Bobcats fans have clamored for Paul to be the team's franchise player. It would have been silly to expect LeBron James or Dwight Howard to come here - neither has any real ties to the Carolinas or to Bobcats owner Michael Jordan.
PBT: By blocking a trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers, Commissioner David Stern and owners showed they want their power over star players back. And the NBA is worse for it.
The New Orleans Hornets' three-team trade with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets that would land Chris Paul in L.A. has been resubmitted to the league office for approval, according to sources close to the talks.
Initially, the Rockets' part of the deal was exactly the same, with Houston sending Luis Scola, Kevin Martin and a 2012 first-round draft pick...
The last time David Stern caused so much outrage around the NBA he was busy handing down a new dress code to keep players from looking like gangsta rappers.