Looks like Mr.
Kardashian Odom will be staying in LA LA Land…
The NBA, as owners of the New Orleans Hornets, won’t trade All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass says: “It’s not true that the owners killed the deal, the deal was never discussed at the Board of Governors meeting and the league office declined to make the trade for basketball reasons.”
The Lakers trade to obtain Hornets’ Paul for Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom hit a snag Thursday night, sources tell ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.
Sources said that a group of NBA owners, assembled in New York for the ratification of the league’s new labor pact with the players, protested vigorously that the league-owned Hornets were trading Paul to the star-studded Lakers and convinced NBA commissioner David Stern to intervene.
After it fell through, Paul simply wrote, “WoW,” on his Twitter page.
The Houston Rockets were the third team in the trade and would have obtained Gasol from the Hornets in return for Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, Goran Dragic, and a 2012 first-round pick that Houston received from the New York Knicks, sources said.
Looks like David Stern will make the first day of practice awkward for all parties as teams gather on Friday for the first time this season.
Lamar Odom took to his Twitter page to share in the confusion:
Odom, the NBA’s sixth man of the year last season whose marriage to Khloe Kardashian and E! network reality show put him at the center of Hollywood’s love affair with the Lakers, sounded devastated to be leaving his adopted hometown in an interview on 710 ESPN radio earlier Thursday. Odom has spent all but one season of his NBA career with the Clippers or Lakers.
Aw po’ thang…
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