Originally Posted by rudel.dietrich
And what if Paul is traded to another team before the 25th?
That's just it ... if Paul goes anywhere besides the Lakers, that's simply ironclad proof that Stern and the owners are going to basically game the system as they see fit.
And where does it stop? Stern has veto power over ALL trades, not just ones involving the Hornets. Are any attempts by traditionally strong teams to improve themselves going to be met with the same roadblock?
(yeah, I know he's a twerp) and Deadspin
both had really good takes on this whole scenario.