Now that Brook Lopez has signed his 4 year, $60 million deal to remain with the Brooklyn Nets…
I seriously don’t see any scenario in which he ends up with the Brooklyn Nets.
Unless the Nets mob boss of an owner sends a few of his Russian thugs up to Commisioner David Stern’s crib to rough him up and have them extend the salary cap, ONLY for the Nets.
If the Nets were the New Orleans Hornets, Stern would find a way to make it work…
I would’ve been willing to buy a ticket to the NBA Draft just to throw a big ass motherfucking orange at David Stern for screwing my beloved Lakers out of Chris Paul
Fuckin evil, miniature dictator.
I wish Andre Drummond would’ve stepped on his motherfuckin ass.
Stern is getting BOOED!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
FUCK that sumbitch!
A “coincidental” series of events that completely altered the futures of 3 NBA Teams
- The NBA takes over ownership of the New Orleans Hornets. In an unprecedented turn of events, the NBA now owns and handles all of the day to day operations for a franchise in THEIR league, and David Stern UNOFICIALLY becomes their GM.
- New Orleans Hornets superstar point guard Chris Paul, who had LONG since been guaranteed to bolt the big easy as a free agent, is traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Pairing Chris Paul in the same backcourt as the legendary Kobe Bryant, and setting expectations sky high for the Lakers to return to their recent glory.
- Without warning, and most importantly, WITHOUT PRECEDENT, David Stern imposes his self awarded will on the Chris Paul to LA trade and vetoes it, DESPITE the deal being agreed upon by ALL THREE TEAMS involved, and despite it clearly being within the salary cap and the current bargaining agreement.
- In order to help mid market teams become more competitive, and in order to prevent the Lakers from returning to the top of the NBA, a league in which the Lakers have been ESSENTIAL in their current worldwide popularity, David Stern essentially let’s it be known that he will not approve any deal that lands Chris Paul with the Lakers, and the Lakers pull out of the CP3 sweepstakes all together.
- The evil dictator formally known as David Stern approves a deal that sends CP3 to the Los Angeles CLIPPERS in a deal that is CLEARLY NOT as beneficial to the Hornets as their 3 team deal with the Lakers and Rockets that would have landed Paul with the Lakers would have been. Doing this NO DOUBT with the intensions of keeping the Lakers from potentially becoming a powerhouse team that could potentially have found a way to land Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard on the same Lakers’ roster. DESPITE the fact that the Lakers were doing ALL of this within the salary cap and the collective bargaining agreement. The deal also lands Paul with the historically ABISMAL Lakers inner city rival Los Angeles Clippers. Don’t even BEGIN to tell me you don’t think Stern was intentionally doing that.
- The Lakers go into the season with their roster as is. Lamar Odom was so upset about being involved in the three team mega deal that he demanded a trade, and was soon there after traded to Dallas for a half eaten bag of stale ruffles and an orange soda.
- Pau Gasol, also visibly dissapointed about the fact that the trade would’ve landed him on the Houston Rockets, spends the ENTIRE season, looking over his shoulders, obviously psycologically damaged by a traded that would have taken him away from a Lakers team that he had helped win 2 NBA championships. Gasol spent the remainder of the season sweating a potential deal that would NEVER come.
- The Clippers gain INSTANT credibility and immediately become a desirable free agent destination. Chauncey Billups, Caron Butler, and millions of NBA “fans” IMMEDIATELY jump on the bandwaggon. The Clippers make the Western conference playoffs as the #5 seed, win their opening playoff round versus the Memphis Grizzlies, before being swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semis. The Clippers players and fans are left filled with hope, with a young superstar roster, following the best season in the HISTORY of their franchise.
- The Lakers, with as bad a supporting cast as Kobe has had post Shaquille O’Neal, still win their opening round series with the Denver Nuggets, before being eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the semi final series. Lakers fans are left dissapointed, pointing fingers, and wondering what could have been had David Stern not WITHOUT PRECEDENT imposed a will that he should never have had in the first place.
- The Hornets, with an undeniably thin roster that was NOWHERE NEAR AS GOOD as the would they would have have had the initial CP3 to the Lakers trade had gone down, stunk up the city of New Orleans to the tune of a 21-45 record, which just in case any of you who don’t know anything about basketball are wondering, did NOT land them in the playoffs.
- On May 30, 2012 despite having 14 more wins than the Charlotte Bobcats, and only having a 13.7% chance of earning the 1st overall pick as compared to the Bobcats 25% chance of landing the top pick.
I think NOT.
I think SO.
David Stern, I know that the city of New Orleans has been through a TON of pain, struggling, expense, and economic struggles in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And I KNOW that you wanted to ensure that the Hornets could stay in the city of New Orleans to be a big money maker and thus vital to the economy of the city of New Orleans while at the same time providing their citizens, many of them still enduring struggles following the disaster. But was that all so important that you had to take control of a franchise in order to prevent them from moving to another city? Was all of that all so important that you had to rig the Chris Paul trade without precedent? Was that all so important that you had to land them the #1 pick in the draft?
Where were you when the city of Charlotte wanted to keep the Hornets? Where were you when the city of Seattle wanted to keep the Supersonics (now the Oklahoma City Thunder)?
The New Orleans Hornets, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Los Angeles Clippers….Three teams, forever changed. You don’t have to think about it for very long before you determine what team got the sour end of the big screw job in the Big Easy.
SOMEBODY has forgotten one of the teams that helped to SAVE the NBA from the brink of failure in the 80’s. Somebody has forgotten all about a team that has won 6 championships since the year 2000, while leading the way in taking the NBA to global heights never before ascended to.
It was NOT that long ago that David Stern was admired as the best commisioner of all of North America’s big sports’ leagues.
David Stern has a vested interest in a Miami Heat Championship.
Unfortunately for that trade sabotaging, NBA dictator, there isn’t going to be anything he can do to ensure that.
This title is going to go to the Spurs.
And they may not even lose a game on their way to it.
Ha! Dream on, danny ainge not lettin go of Rondo now. And you can keep Sessions LOL. But I think you have a chance at Deron Williams. It will take some extreme creativity but Kupchak got this. The Lakers always land on their feet. i HATE THEM!
HA! But the word has gotten around that the Nets do NOT want Pau Gasol in exchange for Deron Williams, and the Lakers organization has made it abundantly clear to us Lakers fans that they intend to live or die by the frail, soft, immature Andrew Bynum. To be PERFECTLTY honest with you, I am MORE than okay with not having Gasol, Bynum, OR Sessions on our opening day roster next season.
We SHOULD have Chris Paul! I FUCKING HATE DAVID STERN!
Maybe DAVID STERN should buy the Orlando Magic…
I mean, THAT would put an end to the Dwight Howard “grand standing,” and “trade demanding” through the media with THE QUICKNESS, right?
Of course, that would AUTOMATICALLY take the Lakers, Heat, Knicks, and Celtics OUT of the sweepstakes, REGARDLESS of the number of awesome trade pieces any of these teams threw in there…
Stern LOVES to punish the teams that are responsible for the league being where it is today, while rewarding the ones that he wouldn’t be able to sell for a Snapple and a Snickers.
So I guess that leaves the abysmal soon to be Brooklyn Nets for D12….
I wish that Derrick Rose would have beaten David Stern over the head with his MVP trophy…
FUCK YOU DAVID STERN!
THIS IS BULLSHIT
Yall all know I’m a Lakers fan.
So fuck it, CALL me biased.
But there is NO fucking way you are going to tell me that the league owned Hornets, who Stern still has ZERO fucking chance of selling, are better off with Eric Gordon and Chris Kaman than they would’ve been with Kevin Martin, Lamar Odom, Luis Scola, and Drogic.
NO FUCKIN WAY.
Stern, WHY do you have it out so much for a franchise in the Los Angeles Lakers that you can make a WONDERFUL argument is more responsible than ANY other for the NBA’s present day place in the sports’ world?
Just don’t get it.
Congrats Clips! You’ve got Blake and CP3.
Now let’s see whowins more fuckin games, shall we?
Chris Paul to Lakers? NOPE. Chris Paul to Clippers? NOPE.
Chris Paul should be a Laker right now.
Plain and simple, cut and dry.
Stern was wrong to veto the original trade between the Hornets/Rockets/Lakers that would have landed Paul in La La Land in the same back court as “The Black Mamba,” and had ZERO basis in which to do so.
That being said, Chris Paul is not a Clipper because the Hornets wanted too much for CP3’s services.
Eric Gordon, Chris Kaaman, Al-Faouq Aminu, Eric Bledsoe, and a 2012 first round pick, ALL for a few alley-oop passes to Blake Griffin and a nice highlight reel between the two come season’s end?
The Clipps have ALWAYS been a poorly run franchise, so it kinda surprises me that they didn’t jump on this piss poor deal.
Good for them.
Maybe things REALLY ARE changing for th OTHER team in L.A.
The Hornets wanted roughly 50 points, 20 boards, and 10 assists in exchange for 16 points and 10 dimes for CP3. Now, I would hate to say that request is bat shit crazy…but that request is BAT SHIT CRAZY!!
The Lakers have seemingly had their fill of it (though they REALLY should re-visit now. Cause with no Odom, and only Kobe, Gasol, and an incredibly often injured Andrew Bynum to rely on for offense, a new title banner isn’t looking likely in LA, THIS season), the Clippers think the price is too high (hell, the Hornets were essentially wanting to eave the Clips with NOBODY but Griffin and Paul), and the Knicks do NOT have the pieces to pull it off.
See what you’ve done, David Stern?
You could’ve had a money making machine of CP3 and Kobe in the Lakers back court, AND a winning team in New Orleans. NOW, selling a franchise to a qualified owner with NO CP3 who is going to bolt N.O. via free agency in 66 games, and the “LeBron James effect” of the team getting NOTHING in return.
Good move, Stern.
Dan Gilbert reaches new low
Before I get to the point where I begin to tell you why I believe Cavs owner Dan Gilbert to be a whiny, pouty, power hungry bitch, here is the e-mail that Gilbert sent to NBA commisioner David Stern:
It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul in the apparent trade being discussed.
This trade should go to a vote of the 29 owners of the Hornets.
Over the next three seasons this deal would save the Lakers approximately $20 million in salaries and approximately $21 million in luxury taxes. That $21 million goes to non-taxpaying teams and to fund revenue sharing.
I cannot remember ever seeing a trade where a team got by far the best player in the trade and saved over $40 million in the process. And it doesn’t appear that they would give up any draft picks, which might allow to later make a trade for Dwight Howard. (They would also get a large trade exception that would help them improve their team and/or eventually trade for Howard.) When the Lakers got Pau Gasol (at the time considered an extremely lopsided trade) they took on tens of millions in additional salary and luxury tax and they gave up a number of prospects (one in Marc Gasol who may become a max-salary player).
I just don’t see how we can allow this trade to happen.
I know the vast majority of owners feel the same way that I do.
When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?
Dan Gilbert OBVIOUSLY is a whiny little bitch who in typical stuck up, old rich white dude fashion whines when he doesn’t get his way.
Is there any doubt in ANYBODY’S mind that Dan Gilbert is still pouting over losing the face of his franchise, the city of Cleveland, and arguably the game’s most talented player in LeBron James last offseason for ZERO compensation? Certainly not in mine. Unlike every other NBA fan in the world, Gilbert’s egotistical ass assumed there was no chance in hell that James would leave Cleveland. James called his bluff, bolted for South Beach, Dan Gilbert lost the face of his franchise for absolutely ZERO compensation, his team went from best record in the league to worst record in the league, and the rest is history.
Now, Gilbert apparently views standing up and getting vocal in hopes of preventing the New Orleans Hornets from doing something that he NEVER had the good sense to do (getting something in return for his best player that was certain to leave from the get go).
In response to this, I have come up with my OWN letter that I would love NOTHING more than to have the opportunity to send to the punk ass whiny bitch that is Dan Gilbert:
Dear Dan Gilbert,
You KNEW what you were getting yourself into when you purchased the small market Cleveland Cavaliers. So WHY are you whining at something that has been all but tradition since the birth of free agency?
Kids playing ball on the street do not grow up dreaming of playing in cold ass Cleveland, Ohio for a team that has accomplished nothing in it’s entire history and couldn’t even win it all with the games best player. They dream of ballin in front of nationwide television coverage in the bright lights of Los Angeles or New York with rappers and movie stars on the sidelines. But even more than that, they dream of playing for the Lakers or Celtics because of their legendary histories. Histories and teams that were put together by brilliant moves, trades, and free agent signings facilitated by men 10 times more capable of doing so than you will ever be.
You are a whiny, arrogant, bitch, Mr. Gilbert.
I now know that the real reason that LeBron James bolted Cleveland for Miami had nothing to do with Cleveland’s shitty weather, or small market stature. It had nothing to do with him being selfish or wanting to piggy back off of D-Wade and Bosh for a title. He left because he no longer wanted to suit up for a whiny ass owner who never put the necessary pieces for him to take his team to the promise land, simply because he thought he was entitled to him because he was born and raised in the Cleveland area.
LeBron James isn’t “Benedict Arnold,” and regardless of what you’ve tried to convince yourself of, LeBron James leaving your team and you getting nothing in return is YOUR fault.
Look in the fucking mirror, dude.
I feel sorry for the fans of Cleveland, not because they lost LeBron, but because by showing up to games to support their team they are putting money into the pockets of a greedy, power hungry, whiny ass motherfucker like you.
Why are you trying to punish the New Orleans Hornets for having the common sense to try and get something back for a star they are CERTAIN to lose?
Worry about your team, Mr. Gilbert. At the end of the day, this changes NOTHING. Superstar athletes will always want to play for the Lakers, Celtics, Yankees, and Red Sox, NOT because they are big market teams, but because of their winning traditions, and being ran with a quality that does not permeate through one single inch of your body.
Fuck you, Dan Gilbert.
May your team NEVER win another game, and may fans stop turning up at all until you go bankrupt and are forced to sell the team to someone worthy of being part of the league.
Go fuck yourself,
What do you guys think?
There is a STRONG possibility that Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh could ALL play in the SAME NBA Finals…
How in THE HELL is that not good for the NBA???
David Stern has REALLY fucked himself on this one!
Get fans pissed over lockout- CHECK
Get fans to begin getting over lockout, and psyched for the NBA season- CHECK
Fuck over 3 teams the day before training camp begins, and have fans view you as an evil dictator all in one ill advised trade veto- CHECK
Bud Selig, the same guy who let the entire steroids era go down on his watch happily while Mark McGwie and Smmy Sosa were sving baseball and was then the first to throw them among others under the bus to save his own ass when the feds came knocking, looks like a GENIUS of a sports commisioner in comparison to the power hungry David Stern right now.