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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.52
Tweet from John Laurinaitis:

    Originally posted by John Laurinaitis
    For those of you who are speculating, yes, I did offer David Stern some advice recently. #NBA #CP3


I love that guy.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.09
    Originally posted by odessasteps
    chris russo's pro stern rant today could have been given by archie bunker or clint eastwood in gran torino.


I am going to say about what 5 times he came close to using the N word. I am listening to this on the way home or the Muppets. As a former Laker's fan, this is a hard pill. Yeah, you get rid of Mr. Kardishan and Gasol for a great player in CP3, but Howard is really the one they need. So, if there is a silver lining is that the Lakers for getting cock blocked by this stunt, and it is a stunt, is that they are probably going to get the player they need not want.

I can only imagine how many pieces of furniture DJ broke in his home after hearing about this. I look forward to that rant. Lamar sounded like his dog died when they asked him about it.

(edited by lotjx on 9.12.11 1426)


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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.51
    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    Tweet from John Laurinaitis:

      Originally posted by John Laurinaitis
      For those of you who are speculating, yes, I did offer David Stern some advice recently. #NBA #CP3


    I love that guy.


I can't stand John Laurinaitis...but even I have to admit, this is pretty funny.




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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.10
So, Dan Gilbert writes a strongly-worded letter against the deal and the deal's off? Interesting.

The Lakers would have lost Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom. Odom would have gone to the Hornets along with Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, (some guy named) Goran Dragic, and a first-round pick from the Rockets.

It's not as if the Lakers are making out like bandits on this particular deal. Especially if it turns out they can't get Dwight Howard. I'm no Lakers fan, but this is a pretty good example of why the NBA shouldn't own one of its own teams.




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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.00
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    So, Dan Gilbert writes a strongly-worded letter against the deal and the deal's off? Interesting.


According to this Yahoo basketball writer, the e-mail was sent after the deal had already been killed, thus his e-mail had nothing to do with Stern's decision.
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.10
Still, it amuses me that Dan Gilbert, of all people, is particularly worried about this trade, given that the Lakers are in the opposite conference and there's not exactly any danger of them playing the Cavs in the finals anytime soon.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.97
David Stern was alive in the 1980s when a total of FIVE franchises represented the 20 possible NBA Finals match-ups, wasn't he?



Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....

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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.10
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    David Stern was alive in the 1980s when a total of FIVE franchises represented the 20 possible NBA Finals match-ups, wasn't he?


Alive, hell-- he started as commissioner in 1984.

This is hardly the first controversy he's ever been involved in as commissioner, either. I'm still annoyed about the blatant 1985 NBA Draft fix, and heck, I was three years old (and ten years away from even being a fan) when it happened.

I particularly "liked" this line from David Stern about the deal:

"Since the NBA purchased the New Orleans Hornets, final responsibility for significant management decisions lies with the Commissioner's Office in consultation with team chairman Jac Sperling," Stern said. "All decisions are made on the basis of what is in the best interests of the Hornets. In the case of the trade proposal that was made to the Hornets for Chris Paul, we decided, free from the influence of other NBA owners, that the team was better served with Chris in a Hornets uniform than by the outcome of the terms of that trade."

Um, Stern? Paul is going to be a free agent at the end of the year. He will almost certainly not re-sign with the Hornets. Wouldn't it be in the best interests of the Hornets to get something for him rather than lose him for nothing at the end of the year?

(In other news, you need to retire. You're getting old and senile.)

(edited by ekedolphin on 11.12.11 0019)

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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.51
And now the Lakers are OUT!

On top of that, the Lakers just GAVE AWAY Lamar Odom to Dallas for a draft pick!

The idea is that the Lakers are about to go all-in for Dwight Howard, but MAN, they'd better hope they don't come up empty on this one, because they gave away a valuable All-Star caliber player to the defending world champions with nothing to show for it.




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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
A few things I don't get.
1. if the NBA is running the Hornets, how did the prospect of this trade EVER get to the point where it was announced?
Why not just say "NO THANKS" to the Lakers.
2.How does the NBA, who has a duty to make sure all things are as equal as possible to every team, get to pick which players "get" to go to other teams and which players have to stay in cities/franchises they are unhappy with?
3. Isn't it a bit wrong to have the people who RUN the league be judging the worth of a player against the worth of another? I know you can't let a team trade the team bus for an all star, but to sit and say it's in the league's "BEST INTEREST" that Paul stay put, then what exactly IS the league's interest in the entire situation?
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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.67
    Originally posted by It's False
    And now the Lakers are OUT!

    On top of that, the Lakers just GAVE AWAY Lamar Odom to Dallas for a draft pick!

    The idea is that the Lakers are about to go all-in for Dwight Howard, but MAN, they'd better hope they don't come up empty on this one, because they gave away a valuable All-Star caliber player to the defending world champions with nothing to show for it.


I hate sign and trades and the salary cap place holders they create. This happens because the Knicks signed Tyson Chandler, which didn't turn out to be a total loss for the Mavs now.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.51
The Clippers are in and it looks like the Clippers are about to completely hemorrhage their future. And yet, the league is saying it's STILL not enough:


    But the trade as presented has at least one stumbling block: The league, which owns the Hornets, wants the Clippers to add Eric Bledsoe to a package that already includes guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and Minnesota's unprotected 2012 first-round pick.

    The deal would be done if the league hadn't asked for Bledsoe, according to one source close to the process.


Broussard's update on SportsCenter notes that the league wants Bledsoe and also wants the Clips' OTHER #1 pick, too.

From the looks of the way everything's going, it's almost like the league is trying to drive away any large market team by purposely making outrageous demands. I mean, there isn't much point in getting Chris Paul if you lose every other viable asset on your team, is there?

EDIT: And now Ric Bucher says the Clips have backed out. Wow, the league is DETERMINED to keep Paul in New Orleans and force him to play through his contract, aren't they? Would Paul be able to make a case that the league is intentionally negotiating in bad faith to keep him around?

(edited by It's False on 12.12.11 1135)


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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.83
Love Zach Lowe's tweet:

"NBA should just get it over with and ask for Blake Griffin".

Sums up everything nicely. A shame, because Paul to the Blakers would have been a great match.
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