All-Star point guard Chris Paul will not be headed to Los Angeles - either as a member of the Clippers of Lakers.
ESPN.com reported that the league-owned New Orleans Hornets and Clippers could not complete their proposed deal because the latter decided that the NBA's asking price was too high.
The deal had a snag from the start as the league wanted Eric Bledsoe, while the Clippers wanted to keep their point guard.
New Orleans would have gained guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and Minnesota's first-round draft pick in 2012.
Paul was originally part of a three-team deal with the Lakers and Houston Rockets, but the league nixed that proposed trade.
The three teams initially had agreed on a trade Friday that would send Paul to the Lakers for forwards Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom.
New Orleans then would ship Gasol to Houston for Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, Goran Dragic and a 2012 first-round pick.
NBA commissioner David Stern vetoed the trade, citing "baske...