According to ESPN the Los Angeles Lakers trade to obtain New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul for Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom has hit a snag.
Sources said that a group of NBA owners, assembled inNew Yorkfor 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.
“The deal is off,” one source told ESPN.com.
According to Yahoo! Sports the 3-team deal will send Chris Paul to Lakers, Pau Gasol to the Rockets and Lamar Odom, Kevin Martin, Luis Scola to the Hornets.
An All-Star and U.S. Olympic Team member Paul has averaged 37.1 minutes, 18.7 points and 9.9 assists a game in his six seasons.
Paul averaged 15.8 points and 9.8 assists last season.
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