David stern is out get as many people as possible to mumble anti Semitic statements under their breath as possible in an effort to do what I'm not sure.
What I don't get is Stern is usually a big market cum dumpster and now he switched it up in to help small markets?
Here are my obvious thoughts.
- This fucks the Hornets which the NBA owns. They will not get a better offer from another team and will maybe have to trade Paul for way worse players than Odom and Gasol. Or not trade him at all and get nothing next year. So the NBA will make the team they own even worse
-This really fucks Paul for this year but will let him pull a LeBron next summer which is what I thought the NBA wanted to avoid. The real cheese will be if he signs with Lakers next year some how and the Hornets get nothing out of it
-Other NBA owners are just salty with the Lakers for having so many movable assets. The only reason they have that is cause the are way over the salary cap and by being so they pay a luxury tax penalty which lines all the small market team's pockets. This move would help get The Lakers closer to under the cap (which is where teams want to be) and the owners are pissed they won't be collecting the Luxury tax penalty the Lakers usually pay every year. That's like City of Chicago getting mad I am no longer speeding and paying for tickets.
Here is Dan Gilbert's letter to the NBA
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?
The thing is what the NBA is dealing with happens in every single job in the world. It is way easier to recruit workers in large or warm weather cities from accountants to hookers. And when someone finishes their contract they should be able to go where ever they fuck they want to go. And the NBA even allows for the current team to offer more money, but sometimes it not about money Its about not waking up to grey skies and miserable faces of Cleveland, Ohio.