Subject: Daily Blurb - December 9, 2011|
Posted by: Guru
-  Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 09:59
Quote of the day
"So many people wondered why the lockout was held in the first place if on the day it officially ended a glamour team added one of the most coveted players. They missed the point. To say the lockout was enacted for the sake of competitive balance would be as inaccurate as saying the Civil War was fought to end slavery. The purpose of the Civil War was to restore the Union, and the purpose of the lockout was for the owners to make more money." -- ESPN senior writer J.A. Adande
Blockbuster deal done, announced, and undone. New Orleans was reported to get Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Lamar Odom, and Goran Dragic. Given that Chris Paul wanted out and has only a year to go on his contract, this doesn’t seem like such a bad deal for New Orleans. And with the Lakers losing Gasol and Odom, they were certainly giving up something of value to get Paul. So I don’t quite understand why Stern nixed the deal – especially if (as the league office says) it was not in reaction to complaints by other owners. If nothing else, it seems as if the NBA has now screwed the bargaining power of the one team that it owns.
I guess I must be missing something.
Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 13:36
Lakers really got hosed.|
Not only do they not get Paul but now they have to deal with Gasol and Odom who were headed to Houston and New Orleans and neither one were happy about it.
|2||Seattle Zen |
Tue, Dec 13, 2011, 20:18
Mr. Andane is an average sports writer but a terrible, terrible historian.
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