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Report: Teams to appeal Chris Paul trade

Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:29 am
Edited on: December 9, 2011 12:14 pm
 
By Matt Moore  

Chris Paul (Getty)ESPN reports that the teams involved in the Chris Paul trade to the Lakers which was blocked on Thursday night by the league will appeal the decision to the league. 

If this is orchestrated by the league in the  face of overwhelming outrage from players, the media, and fans (though those in small markets are certainly divided on the issue), it would represent an acceptable way out.

The league can't reverse its own decision without sacrificing massive credibility (which they damaged in the first place with the veto/block), and it would allow the trade to go through after some element of adjustment (say, an additional pick from the Lakers sent to New Orleans). Despite the outrage from several owners, the precedent set by the block stands as something completely outrageous (for more on that, check out Ken Berger's scathing column).

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that past procedure for disputed trades involves an arbitrator, a process which could take some time, which the league doesn't have, especially with players threatening not to attend camp Friday. 

Paul is also considering further legal action against the league independently. It's an extremely messy situation in which the league seems to have underestimated the player and public reaction to, and something they need to resolve as quickly and quietly as possible.

According to the L.A. Times, the Lakers can't appeal to NBA office about Chris Paul trade block because the league considers the deal to have been nixed by the Hornets, not the NBA.
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 9:06 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 9:49 pm
 

Report: Teams to appeal Chris Paul trade

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Pretty sure it wasn't just mine removed retard.

And can't you just shut up until the 15th you bi-polar punk ass bi***? 

Seriously... shut your trap, and see you next week. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 9:46 pm
 

Report: Teams to appeal Chris Paul trade

WOw....that Redwings is a supreme FOOL!!!

Lakers gave up NOTHING?!  You DO realize that, minus last year - the Lakers have been to the finals every single year that Gasol was on the team.  He was the missing piece to make the Lakers champions.

The only fool is the person that has a hard time understand what he reads, and that person just might be you.  I didn't say the Lakers gave up "NOTHING" as you put it..... I simply stated that if you get to keep by far your best player and superstar ( Bryant) and your young, up and coming star and possibly one day a superstar ( bynum) then you should have a very difficult time picking up a guy as good as Paul is.   

As for Kobe being in the twilight of his career, anything you say man.  The bottom line is his 2010-2011 stats were as good as his career averages in almost all categories that matter..... he's still an unbelievable player.   And Bynum by the way is being mentioned in trade rumours that involve Dwight Howard, so I have no idea what you're talking about.

Lakers give up 1 ALL STAR and 1 Star for 1 All Star.  

 Are you kidding me?  You're trying to make it appear like the Lakers don't even win this trade, when in reality they dominate this trade for God sakes.   Do you know what an amazing player Paul is?  He's not just an allstar....  he's a superstar.  There is a massive difference. 



Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Report: Teams to appeal Chris Paul trade

WOw....that Redwings is a supreme FOOL!!!

Lakers gave up NOTHING?!  You DO realize that, minus last year - the Lakers have been to the finals every single year that Gasol was on the team.  He was the missing piece to make the Lakers champions.

Odom has his ups and downs.  But when he is up - he is not a starter on the Lakers team right now, so he got 6th man of the year.


I hardly call that "nothing".


You speak of Kobe like Kobe is 5 years younger and in his prime - make no mistake, Kobe is in the twilight of his career.  

Bynum?  Bynum is awesome - save for his very injury prone body, and massively f'ed knees.  He could go down at any given time w major injury.  Hes just that type of player.


Lakers give up 1 ALL STAR and 1 Star for 1 All Star.  



You best recongize facts before you open your ignorant pie hole. 


What is happening here - is not the pairing of two prime super stars - but rather the Lakers setting up for their road AFTER Kobe...


 


brian8ball
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Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:53 pm
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Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Report: Teams to appeal Chris Paul trade

Odom was 6th man of the year and when he's on he's an all-star caliber player, Pau Gasol IS an all-star, we'd keep Bynum who has amazing potential but has had several surgeries on his knees and has been injured just about every year of his career.

To say Odom and Gasol are "just supporting cast players" is just plain RETARDED, these are very talented big men who also have the ability to handle the ball and in a league where big men are scarce (let alone big men that can dribble) that makes their value go way up.

I guarentee if Cleveland still had LeBron they wouldn't be saying a damn thing.


brian8ball
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Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:44 pm
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Report: Teams to appeal Chris Paul trade

redwings, the Lakers were given up two all star caliber players.  They gave up more than enough for Chris Paul.  I still dont see how this move was so "advantageous" for the Lakers because no one can preove it is.  Again, the Lakers gave up too much but it is the principle of such a move being blocked that is disturbing.



brian8ball
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Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:34 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Report: Teams to appeal Chris Paul trade

I as a Lakers fan, believe the Lakers were giving up too much for Paul so this isnt about blind bias.  This is about an abuse of power in which 3 teams who made professionaly savy moves will be penalized because of petty behavior and false perceptions.

Yeah sure. Nice try but I don't buy it man.  The Lakers were acquiring a superstar and an unbelievable player for nothing more then some players from their supporting cast.  The Lakers would have kept Kobe Bryant, their best player and future hall of famer and Bynum, a very young and excellent player with unbelievable talent and the best future of anybody on the Lakers. 

It should literally be IMPOSSIBLE to acquire a player of Paul's talents for nothing more then some of your supporting cast.

Don't you guys want real competition in the NBA?  Does a championship even matter when you have such ridiculous advantages? 


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