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NBA 'pulled plug' on Chris Paul to Lakers trade

Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:19 pm
Edited on: December 8, 2011 10:17 pm
Posted by Ben Golliverchris-paul-lakers

On the same day that reports indicated that the New Orleans Hornets had engineered a 3-team trade that would have sent All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, the trade, which also was to include the Houston Rockets, will not take place as expected.

Yahoo Sports reports that the NBA, which owns the Hornets and has veto power over all personnel moves, stepped in after prompting from unnamed NBA owners at Thursday's Board of Governors meeting.  
The NBA has killed the proposed deal to send Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports. The NBA has caved to pressure from owners that the appearance of this deal, on heels of lockout, had to be stopped, sources tell Y! Sports. "The deal is off," a source involved in the talks tells Y! Sports. "It's dead." 
Ken Berger of confirmed that the blockbuster deal is now "dead" and that the NBA "pulled the plug" on the trade.

As word of the deal's rejection spread, Paul posted a one-word message on Twitter: "Wow." reported that Paul was "fuming" about the blocked deal and "exploring [his] legal options" to protest the NBA's decision with the help of National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter. reported later Thursday that NBA spokesman Tim Frank issued the following statement: "Not true that owners killed the deal...League office declined to make the trade for basketball reasons."

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:34 pm

NBA 'pulled plug' on Chris Paul to Lakers trade

Problem is...It wasnt legit. The NBA OWNED the hornets...and the hornets were getting hosed on this deal

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:32 pm

NBA 'pulled plug' on Chris Paul to Lakers trade

Wow is right...nice to see that the league is still so screwed up that they veto thier own legitimet deals.  Sad....not that I wanted to see another powerhouse to make the Heat & Lakers finals inevitable, but this is pure trash by the league.

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