Found December 09, 2011 on True Hoop Blog:
The night of The Decision, I was blown away at the vitriol surrounding LeBron James. He didn't play where you wanted him to play. He had a TV show. Bummer. It still amazes me how fired up that makes people. I wrote a post asking people to name the crimes of LeBron James. I feel the same way today. When I first heard about this Chris Paul thing, my first thought was "oh please, this is a freaking speed bump compared to canceling almost a quarter of the season, which he just did.

Stern’s trade veto about owners wanting their power back

Why David Stern pulled the plug Thursday on a reasonable (not ideal, but reasonable) three-team trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers is really simple: The NBA owners want their power over star players back. What LeBron James did scared most owners because he had the power — teams had to come…

Morning Buzz: David Stern Does What He Wants Edition

Good morning everyone. If you haven't already heard, David Stern said no can do to a trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers. This is a big deal. Why? Well if the league is now telling teams who they can and can't trade with, this sets a precedent. According to reports, owners were not happy with a player of Paul's caliber being handed to the Lakers...

David Stern Vetoes Chris Paul Trade

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...

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Chris Paul is being made an example of by NBA Commissioner David Stern and the 29 NBA owners through no fault of his own.  A deal was struck by current New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps that would have sent Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets and Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, Lamar Odom, Goran Dragic, and a first-round pick to the Hornets....

Dan Gilbert: "It Would Be A Travesty"

Dictator David Stern and Dan Gilbert are at it again! Cleveland Cavalier owner Dan Gilbert wrote an email to commissioner David Stern and a few other ownership peers in an attempt (successfully) to block the three team trade involving All Stars Chris Paul, Pao Gasol, and Lamar Odom.  Paul would have been sent to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Lakers would send Pao Gasol to...

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The lockout is finally over. Everyone can now officially breath a sign of relief now that pro basketball is truly, seriously, undoubtedly about to take place.  With the NBA releasing this huge press release with a wealth of information on the new CBA, we thought it would be best to present it in its original form - complete with key agreement points that also deal with the so-called...

Wojo: 'Basketball Reasons' Excuse Laughable Considering How Little NBA Office Knows About Basketball

Dell Demps had kept NBA VP Stu Jackson briefed on talks throughout the process and David Stern had promised not to interfere in the Paul situation.

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For the first time since losing the NBA finals, the Miami Heat are back on the court. The Heat opened training camp Friday, the first allowable day following the end of the five-month lockout. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are starting their second season together, with many of the same faces back from the reigning Eastern Conference champs. After sweeping changes in...

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One of the funniest things about the baffling decision by NBA commissioner and future "Spy Kids" villain David Stern to veto the Chris Paul trade is that it will almost certainly HURT the competitive balance of the NBA. The New Orleans Hornets are now bound to end up getting either A) less than what the Lakers and Rockets were willing to give up, or B) nothing at all, with...
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