Found December 11, 2011 on
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 they be ... via kwout
Let's start with the Lakers deal. This is why a league shouldn't own a team. Now there are conspiracy theories that Marc Cuban vehemently opposed the deal so he could swoop in and steal Lamar Odom with the trade exception he got from the Tyson Chandler sign-and-trade. It seem plausible enough... so get ready for a whole lot of that.
As for the Celtics... Danny wants Chris Paul, so the rumors will continue to swirl. Though, as I was just asked on Twitter, you have to wonder at what point the Celtics say "this is our team.... end of story." ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
Bigger Than Just a Big ManIt's official. Tyson Chandler is a New York Knick. And while the hype about Chris Paul was and still is intoxicating, a shot of Chandler is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Knicks. EXACTLY. I'm actually a bit surprised the media isn't making a bit of a bigger deal about it. Maybe it's just that their memories are eroding. Perhaps they...
Chris Paul isn't coming to Los Angeles, at least not now. The Clippers rejected a proposed deal by the New Orleans Hornets for the All-Star guard because the team felt "the cost was just too high," general manager Neil Olshey said Monday. Whether the deal is altogether dead, though, remains to be seen.
(By Rick Bonnell, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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 to...
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 [...]
The Lakers offered Pau Gasol to the Warriors in an attempt to land Chris Paul.
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.