The stuff is about to hit the fan in the NBA. The New Orleans Hornets agreed to send Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers in a three-team trade. However, after the trade was agreed to, David Stern stepped in and vetoed the trade.
Why did David Stern veto the trade? He said it’s for “basketball reasons”. Since the Hornets are owned by the NBA, Stern was stuck between a rock and a hard place when a number of owners thought the Hornets were getting ripped off in the deal. To put out the fire, Stern vetoed the trade.
Personally, I think it was a mistake. Stern had given the Hornets permission to make any trade they saw fit. This was the trade they selected; why let other owners decide whether or not the trade should be allowed? It makes no sense.
In the deal, the Houston Rockets would have received Pau Gasol, while the Hornets were getting Lamar Odom, Kevin Martin, Luis Scola and Goran Dragic.
Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant almost joined forces (Image: TSN.ca)
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