The Sports Kings: Chris Paul Trade To Lakers On Hold!
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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