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Friday, December 9, 2011

A Post Lockout NBA, Still Broken After CP3 Trade Dies

(Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

If you are one the the people who is upset that the trade
for Chris Paul to the Lakers was rejected by the league
who incidentally is technically CP3's boss, then I have a
message for you: Stop your crying, moaning, groaning, and
ya be-atching, it was the right thing to do. As a matter of
fact, as a NY Knicks fan I will go on record as saying that
he shouldn't be traded until the new owner comes in and
has a say about it, not to the Knicks, and not to anyone.
Either that or the Hornets need to be overpaid in the
compensation they receive for trading CP3.

If you were the next prospective owner of the New Orleans
Hornets, what incentive would there be for you to buy this
team if the best player was gone before you got there, or
were even given a chance to make a decision. Trading Paul
would probably hinder the sale of the team, and let's face
it, it's not good for the NBA or their fans if the league
holds on to this team for too long. Sell ASAP, otherwise
questions like this will continuously pop up every time
the team needs to make a move. Even if the GM is operating
independent of league meddling, the question of favoritism
or even reverse favoritism will constantly be brought up.

Making the Lakers an even bigger powerhouse than the Miami
Heat was supposed to be is not good, unless the trade is
made with independent ownership at the helm, and then we
can all criticize them for being dolts and not knowing how
to run a team. Otherwise we will as fans, and media see it
as the league just trying to fatten up their big media
markets, i.e. NY, LA, Miami, etc..

Time is of the essence Mr Stern, perhaps you can take a page
out Bud Selig's book, and that should be done rarely if ever.
MLB offered the new owner of the Houston Astros a huge price,
and approval to buy the team if he agreed to change divisions
and move to the AL West. A dumb move, I know, but it served
his and ML Baseballs purpose. Perhaps you can offer any
prospective buyer some kind of a price break of sorts in order
to get this mess off your hands as quickly as possible.
Just a thought.

Don't Believe In Plays, Believe In Players - Al Davis

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