The NBA apparently doesn't want the Hornets to do well
So we were all set to talk about the irony of the Los Angeles Lakers seemingly saving the New Orleans Hornets less than a year after ending their season in the playoffs and getting all excited to talk about the addition of Lamar Odom, Kevin Martin and Luis Scola (not to mention a few first-round draft picks) when a few NBA owners complained (as they are wont to do) and David Stern brought down an iron fist (ditto) and nixed the trade.
The story per ESPN is that a group of owners, already grouped together in New York City to sign the new collective bargaining agreement, voiced concern to the commissioner that this kind of trade undermines the spirit of the new agreement.? [ Read more ]
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