Posted: 12/9/2011 7:29:03 AM
this is brutal for the NBA...just more embarashment after a horrible lockout. This isnt on Stern imo. Stern speaks for the owners and does what the owners tell him to do. This is on the small market teams that cant get trades and players to come to their teams putting a stop on so called fantasy teams.
This is an letter/email from Dan Gilbert owner of the cavs to david stern about this issue. was release on yahoo sports.
It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul in the apparent trade being discussed...
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. 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?