How is it possible for all three teams involved to work several hours or even days on the framework of this deal, and find an acceptable trade for all three teams involved, for owners of other organizations to feel the need to block it? Where were these owners when Pau was traded for Kwame Brown’s contract (leading to back to back Laker Championships)? Where were the complaints when players were being added to make trades work with full expectation of returning to their team after a 30 day vacation? How is having CP3 unhappy and even more determined to leave as a Free Agent now that the league office just cost him $40M better for the longterm future of the N.O. Hornets franchise, and its attractiveness to potential buyers? How is trading Marcus Thornton for Carl Landry last year different from trading Paul for Odom, Scola, Martin, Dgagic, and draft picks this year? In both cases the NBA still owned the franchise and were making decisions that had a direct influence on the outcome of the playoffs and future of the franchise, albeit on a smaller scale? How is it that these trade rumors were able to take place for several months dating to last season, and especially over the past couple of weeks, with almost every team in the league submitting an offer to aquire CP3s services, without the League Offices and owners stepping in sooner and stating that any trade would not be allowed because of "Basketball Reasons". How is it that the League Offices could allow the trade to become public knowledge and for players to begin preparation for uprooting their families and reporting to camp with their new teams without the NBA (Commissioner) stepping in much sooner to put an end to something they inexplicably felt they couldn’t allow for the betterment of the league? How is it that on the very day that the League Owners signed off on a new CBA that meant to outline the guidelines of what was allowed or not under the new rules of the Business of the NBA, could a situation of this magnitude occure and the league fill the need to pull a power trip as if this was a completely unexpected move by CP3 when it had been reported for months as an inevitability after the exact same situation played out with Carmelo last season. How is it that after Dell Demps comes out after completing the trade and states that this is not a situations that the Hornets organization was unprepared for (and he is the GM hired by the league) can something like this occur. So many valid questions, yet not nearly enough solid, logical, or acceptable answers. No matter where you stand in regards to liking this trade for each team involved, this has to go down as one of the greatest travesties in the history of American Professional Sports.
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