NBA Rumors: David Stern Would Be Foolish To Reject 2nd Trade for Chris Paul

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIDecember 9, 2011

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There was an uproar following the rejection from David Stern that kept a three-way trade from happening last evening that would have sent New Orleans point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fans across the country were baffled by the league's ability to do something so controlling from a team-management standpoint.

It has since been explained that the league actually owns the New Orleans Hornets after their struggles in recent years.

The decision by Stern was made because he felt it was unfair for New Orleans.

Yeah, right.

The wide speculation is that the other 27 owners were unhappy with the Lakers receiving Paul so Stern stepped in.

Yes, the NBA is in the middle of a ridiculous conspiracy theory. It's an absolute embarrassment.

That's why they can't let it happen again.

Multiple sources reported to ESPN today that the Lakers, Rockets and Hornets are back at work attempting to adjust the trade so it gains approval.

I don't know what will be needed to make the trade even more fair. It's a consensus opinion among professionals that the Hornets were actually getting the best end of the deal in the first trade.

Whatever the revised trade may be, there is no way that the league can reject it once again.

Right now it appears that the league is doing whatever they can to keep Chris Paul out of Los Angeles, and if that's the case there should be major backlash.

There is no reason that the league should be able to determine the destination of any player, especially when a fair trade was agreed upon.

There could be some major reactions from fans across the league if the trade doesn't go through yet again, especially if Paul ends up getting traded elsewhere.

If David Stern was smart, he would let this next trade go through regardless of the concern by other owners.