They own the team so they should be able to keep the one asset that might help them sell the team.
OT: Darius Morris to backup Chris Paul in LA
The problem is that the other owners shouldn't be allowed to stop a trade just because it strengthens another (the Lakers). It's a great trade for the Hornets.
and not receiving an all star or top 3 pick in return is in no way a great trade. They were going to get an above average PF, and above average SG who plays horrible defense, and a below average PG. Then a couple worthless late draft picks. Not a good trade for the Hornets.
What trade do you think they can get? CP3 has had some pretty big injury issues. He has very little incentive to re-sign with most teams except the Knicks(nothing to trade), the Lakers, the Celtics(Rondo? no thanks), and then what? Maybe the Clippers?
They can't wait it out. At the end of the season he's signing with the Knicks if they don't trade him.
Isiah says "hi".
Isaiah's prime basically coincided with Magic's prime. He only played for a couple of years after Magic retired, and at that point in his career, he wasn't as good as a mid-career Chris Paul. Or a mid-career Jason Kidd or Gary Payton.
Caveat: I'm basing this argument on a glance at basketball-reference.com and my memory as a 10-year-old.
Its widely known that he won't sign an extension there.
Trading Chris Paul helps sell the team
Maybe he's a big World of Warcraft guy
That's exactly what I said on Twitter.
Another example of the NBA (not) being Fantastic! It really is a such a joke any more that it is not even funny. Stern has made this league into a laughing stock in the matter of few short years.
Odds that Khloe (or maybe her evil mother) tried to sell themselves to the NBA to make sure the deal didn't go through? I think very good.
A long distance relationship could have been a good story line.
Even if the deal went through, wouldn't he still be behind Fisher?
wtf is up with the league halting a trade like this?
it seems like an arbitrary move; i bet lawsuits are forthcoming.
The league owns the Hornets. They still have a general manager, of course (Jeff Demps), but from the outside it looks like the suits just facilitated the transfer of a superstar to one of the two biggest markets in the country. People are not happy.