Criticism of Stern, NBA pouring in after league kills Hornets' trade of Chris Paul to Lakers

Criticism of the NBA's squashing of a potential Chris Paul trade is pouring in from around the league. Full Story
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Socialist State

United States

#1 Dec 9, 2011
Sounds to me as if there is a conflict of intrest by the NBA who seems to own the Hornets and also on the fact that owners can have a say in trades on who gets who. What happen with Miami and Boston. No one said a word there. I think the Lakers are like the Raiders of the NBA.

Since: Apr 08

Akron, Ohio

#2 Dec 9, 2011
Interesting concept.

Care to elaborate so that I understand exactly what you mean?
Sam

Brampton, Canada

#3 Dec 9, 2011
Socialist State wrote:
Sounds to me as if there is a conflict of intrest by the NBA who seems to own the Hornets and also on the fact that owners can have a say in trades on who gets who. What happen with Miami and Boston. No one said a word there. I think the Lakers are like the Raiders of the NBA.
Dude the Laker situation is completely different from the other 2. Yes please elaborate.
Socialist State

United States

#5 Dec 12, 2011
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>Dude the Laker situation is completely different from the other 2. Yes please elaborate.
No you elaborate on how it is different. The only diffrence is that the Hornets are owed my the NBA and nixed the deal so thay can make the team look better to buyers. I can tell fron your post that you knowlege of the subject is about well zero.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#6 Dec 13, 2011
Had the Lakers made this deal they would have avoided a 20 million dollar luxury tax that goes to smaller market teams and Cleveland would have lost those benefits so its obvious where their motivation is. Mark Cuban just knows if Chris Paul and subsequently Dwight Howard go to the Lakers his teams chance for a repeat is gone. The question is, is no team allowed to trade and get better? Chris Paul is a Free Agent after this season and has already said he is not going to resign with the Hornets. Go get something for him.
sammy

Brampton, Canada

#7 Dec 13, 2011
Socialist State wrote:
<quoted text>No you elaborate on how it is different. The only diffrence is that the Hornets are owed my the NBA and nixed the deal so thay can make the team look better to buyers. I can tell fron your post that you knowlege of the subject is about well zero.
look here young fella, why should I elaborate? Actually its your bone head comment that doesn't make any sense. Try watching at least one game this year.
sammy

Brampton, Canada

#8 Dec 13, 2011
Bewitched wrote:
Interesting concept.
Care to elaborate so that I understand exactly what you mean?
Why bother Witch,He thinks he has the right answer.

Since: Apr 08

Akron, Ohio

#9 Dec 13, 2011
DaveMC wrote:
Had the Lakers made this deal they would have avoided a 20 million dollar luxury tax that goes to smaller market teams and Cleveland would have lost those benefits so its obvious where their motivation is. Mark Cuban just knows if Chris Paul and subsequently Dwight Howard go to the Lakers his teams chance for a repeat is gone. The question is, is no team allowed to trade and get better? Chris Paul is a Free Agent after this season and has already said he is not going to resign with the Hornets. Go get something for him.
Is a level playing field involved, ya think?

Since: Nov 08

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#10 Dec 13, 2011
Bewitched wrote:
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Is a level playing field involved, ya think?
A level playing field is an illusion...what LA would have picked up in talent they would have lost in depth and all teams involved would have gotten better. So the level playing field brings us back to my question...Is no team allowed to make trades that may make their team potentially better or does the commish just not want the Lakers to get better??? Also there is talks now of Paul going to the Clippers in what will be undoubtedly be a worse trade situation for the Hornets. So Sterns explanation of he didnt think it was a good deal for the Hornets is total bullshyte.

Since: Apr 08

Akron, Ohio

#11 Dec 13, 2011
DaveMC wrote:
<quoted text>A level playing field is an illusion...what LA would have picked up in talent they would have lost in depth and all teams involved would have gotten better. So the level playing field brings us back to my question...Is no team allowed to make trades that may make their team potentially better or does the commish just not want the Lakers to get better??? Also there is talks now of Paul going to the Clippers in what will be undoubtedly be a worse trade situation for the Hornets. So Sterns explanation of he didnt think it was a good deal for the Hornets is total bullshyte.
I never see a level playing field for ALL of the teams ever happening. Not just ONE team.
sammy

Brampton, Canada

#12 Dec 13, 2011
Bewitched wrote:
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I never see a level playing field for ALL of the teams ever happening. Not just ONE team.
Unless Stern gets out of Dodge.
Socialist State

United States

#13 Dec 14, 2011
sammy wrote:
<quoted text>look here young fella, why should I elaborate? Actually its your bone head comment that doesn't make any sense. Try watching at least one game this year.
Like I said before, your knowlege of the game and what is going on is well below zero as of the moment. Now stay on your side of the border canuck.
Socialist State

United States

#14 Dec 14, 2011
sammy wrote:
<quoted text>look here young fella, why should I elaborate? Actually its your bone head comment that doesn't make any sense. Try watching at least one game this year.
BTW MYODB.

Since: Apr 08

Akron, Ohio

#15 Dec 14, 2011
sammy wrote:
<quoted text> Unless Stern gets out of Dodge.
He sure has a lot of people pissed off right now.
Roundball report

Spring Hill, FL

#16 Dec 14, 2011
According to league sources, Commissioner Stern will re-instate power forward Orsten Carrington of the Cavaliers after the incident last March when he threw his girlfriend down a flight of stairs.
She has dismissed all charges and they are about to have a baby girl.

Since: Apr 08

Akron, Ohio

#17 Dec 14, 2011
Wow, what a nice guy. Hope the baby and mom are going to be ok.
Sammy

Brampton, Canada

#18 Dec 15, 2011
Socialist State wrote:
<quoted text>BTW MYODB.
BTW get a job son.
Sammy

Brampton, Canada

#19 Dec 15, 2011
Socialist State wrote:
<quoted text>Like I said before, your knowlege of the game and what is going on is well below zero as of the moment. Now stay on your side of the border canuck.
lol..Whats with SOME of you troll Americans? You heart broken a Canuck showing you up? Dude you make absolutely no sense. Like I said go find a room and a tv set and actually learn something doorknob.
John

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Dec 16, 2011
Myron Weiselstein

Spring Hill, FL

#21 Dec 17, 2011
I have installed a nice Passover bush in front of Commissioner Stern's house and sent him a bottle of kosher pickles for his generous chutspah.

Mazel Tov !

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