Picture Of The Day: Good Question Dan Gilbert!
“When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Wasington Generals?”
Good question Dan! That was what many of us were left wondering when it was announced yesterday that a three-team trade would send Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Lakers. However, it appears as though 25 of the NBA’s teams will not be changing their names to the “Washington Generals” just yet, as the league -who owns the Hornets – decided to nix the deal due to “basketball reasons,” with Commissioner David Stern stating that New Orleans is “better served with Chris in a Hornets uniform than by the outcome of the terms of that trade.”
For those of you wondering what the terms of that trade were, here is a recap of what each team was expected to receive:
To Lakers: Chris Paul
To Rockets: Pau Gasol
To Hornets: Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Lamar Odom, Goran Dragic and the Knicks’ 2012 first-round pick (which Houston received in a previous deal)