IMO the bulls blew it wasting all that money on boozer. Instead of the pipe dream of getting 2 of miami's big 3 chicago should of made getting Amare mission number 1.
Yep, the owners did not like this one bit.
Owners were irate in Board of Governors meeting with Stern, livid that the league-owned Hornets were allowed to make Paul deal, sources say.
The NBA has killed the proposed deal to send Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports.
I think they have to wait until Howard becomes a FA, nothing of value to trade.
This is disappointing. This is why the NFL model works so well and the NBA and MLB systems blow. NBA needs a franchise tag feature like the NFL so the small market teams can keep their stars.
disgusting that the owners can do this. its not like NO is getting nothing in return. Odom is a very good player, Kevin Martin is a 20+ point scorer and Luis Scola has been a very solid NBA player.
all of this just the owners wanting to shut the lakers down
They want Paul on the team when they sell it.
Still not in the best interests of the league for one of it's best players to be traded for cents on the dollar.
CyJack, The owners and Stern looked like a joke when they tried to pass that teams paying Luxury tax couldn't be part of a sign and trade deal. The owners are actually helping Stern save face and keep some integrity.
Had David Stern not made it a point to preach parity and "How can the small market team survive if they can't keep star players, etc" then this wouldn't have been an issue with the owners.
Stern at first chance ships Paul to the Lakers? This goes against everything he has stood for. Fair trade or not the perception is aweful.
Wow. And professional basketball becomes even less interesting and even more biased towards the big market teams. Eh, not like I was going to watch it anyways.