edit: Some quick google fu shows that's exactly how it worked out, the Hornets were collectively owned by the 29 owners, who a majority of wanted to block the trade. If anything it looks to have been backlash over some remaining lockout negotiation hostility. Stern's been shit on all year over it when he was essentially just the messenger.
Last edited by Hiromi; 05-13-2012 at 12:20 AM.
The Lakers tweaked the deal multiple times to take on more salary and send out younger players and draft picks but the league turned it back every time til the Lakers just gave up.
regardless of why it happened David Stern did precisely what he said he would never do, which was make a decision for that team as an owner.
Lakers fans wouldn't even be THAT mad about it if not for the trade being announced as a done deal only to be shut down afterwards. The Rockets GM said the veto set their team back at least 5 years and the Lakers couldn't keep a key contributor to the team and it also soured the potential Dwight Howard deal.
Also The Hornets GM and David Stern all gave different reasons as to why the initial trade was blocked.
Last edited by kalorama; 05-13-2012 at 01:40 AM.
I'm a Nuggets fan but also a Duke fan. Although Blake played briefly for the Nuggets, to see him hit three-pointers like that is nauseating. He was never a clutch shooter like that for the Terrapins. The tempo was in the favor of the Lakers and they may have still won without Blake's contribution, but he was that X factor last night that the Nuggets did not need.
Doesn't help that Gallinari was non-existent, regardless of what Artest did. If you want to be a big star in the NBA, you have to find a way to score.
This game showed exactly how big a deal the Laker's perimeter shooting was for their game plan, as soon as they started dropping 3s, it opened their Big men up down low.
It sure was nice to see the Celtics come back in the 4th quarter last night and win.
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If Bynum in motivated and has good position he HAS to be doubled and the fact that he's a good free throw shooter makes him even more dangerous.
Man yet another thriller game in Clippers vs Memphis series. This series has not been good for my heart, it is grind,so good defense,offense and everything i want from even playoff series.
I just hope Clippers win because Paul is playing is so tough, carrying Clippers when Blake is struggling. I want to see him rewarded.
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Tough loss for the Grizz at home. They may need to look at trading Rudy Gay. There are times when it really looks like he's a square peg in a round hole on this team, even when he puts up nice numbers. It's not quite as bad as Stoudemire/Anthony in NY, but he and Randolph don't seem to fit well together.
And to think, the Clippers won in SPITE of Chris Paul not knowing what "Team" means.....
if I was Pat Riley and the Heat ownership, I would be f'ng embarrassed as hell right now
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