The Hornets and Lakers agreed to a trade on Thursday that would send Chris Paul to L.A. Unfortunately for Jack Nicholson, it has been determined that the trade is unfair to the rest of the league. Since New Orleans is a team that is owned by the league, the 29 owners of the team had the ability to veto the trade and did just that. Naturally, Paul is unhappy as evidence by his tweet that read “Wow” after it was announced that the deal is off. It appears Pacers forward Danny Granger took it personally as well.
“Due to the sabotaging of the LA/NO trade by David Stern,” Granger wrote on Twitter, “and following in the foosteps of my athlete brethern Metta World Peace and Chad Ochocinco, I’m changing my last name to ‘Stern’s Bi#&h’, effective immediately.”
Danny Sterns Bitch? It definitely has a better ring than Metta World Peace, but I’m going to have to give Chad Ochocinco the nod over Granger. Granger just loves to throw the b-word around. If you remember, he said his own team played like a bunch of b****es after a loss to the Pistons last season.
At the moment, the vetoing of the trade does seem completely ridiculous. This isn’t fantasy basketball. The Hornets agreed to the deal because they obviously thought it was the best package they could get in return for CP3 — who clearly wanted out. Yes, the thought of him in a Lakers uniform is a frightening one. But it’s not like L.A. gave up nothing. They were shipping Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom to New Orleans, which would have left their front court quite depleted. It will be interesting to see what the next move is from the league and the teams involved.
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