Originally posted on NBC Miami  |  Last updated 12/12/11
Chaos reigns ahead of the start of basketball season. After the league vetoed a trade that would send New Orleans' Chris Paul, the best point guard in the NBA, to the Lakers, Orlando's Dwight Howard demanded a trade to a super-team of his own. LeBron James does not want to talk about that, though, as his Miami Heat prepare for the season. The recent flock to high-profile, big-market franchises by the league's top players began shortly after James and Chris Bosh inked deals with the Heat in 2010. After seeing their former teams, Cleveland and Toronto, receive nothing but low draft picks after the two departed, other teams with stars a year away from free agency have been more willing to give into trade demands. First Deron Williams was traded midseason from Utah to New Jersey, then Carmelo Anthony got shipped to New York from Denver. When asked about his thoughts on the Paul and Howard situations, James said Sunday, "I don't know if it's good or bad for the league." James did his best to
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