Friday, 09 December 2011 11:22
Hornets' Chris Paul-NBA Deal Much To Twitter About
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chris-paulChris Paul is not taking the league's ruling blocking a three-team deal lying down and believes he will still wind up with the Lakers, where he could team with Kobe  Bryant to form the best back-court combo  in the history of the NBA.

Exactly what are his options and what will be the end-story is uncertain.  

The Hornets agreed to trade Chris Paul to the Lakers for forwards Paul Gasol and Lamar Odum, but the NBA ruled "no deal" because it didn't think the Hornets were getting "enough" in the deal.

Paul, 26, might be the league's best passing-scoring combo for a guard in the league  and can even rebound well for a 6-footer. He could become a free agent next July, so the Hornets wanted to trade him before this season to avoid distractions that befell the Nuggets last season with Carmelo Anthony.

His contract calls for $16.4 million this season and a player option for $17.8 million next season.

 Paul contacted Billy Hunter of the of the players' union to see legal options he had.

Reports are the small-market owners blocked the trade.

The Hornets began practicing at the Alario  Center in Westwego on Friday and Paul was a no show.

So, through all of this, what has Chris Paul said on Twitter?

CP3 Chris Paul 

WoW

14 hours ago

To show the debate through the cyberworld of Twitter, here are some of te latest comments about the Chris Paul controversy:

Big S/O to @DezWells_5 out there HOOPIN for Xavier!!! #TeamCP3Alum

7 Dec

ESPNSteinLine Marc Stein 

One source close to the three-team Chris Paul trade talks just toldESPN.com: "The deal is off."

15 hours ago

Retweeted 100+ times

HerdOnESPNRadio Colin Cowherd 

Simmons in the HERD: Chris Paul will sue the league over this. They picked the wrong guy to mess with. He's a smart guy thats involved.

4 minutes ago

NHLFlyers Philadelphia Flyers 

UPDATE: #Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that ChrisPronger will be out of action indefinitely. MORE DETAILS HERE:bit.ly/9UNv1R

5 minutes ago

ArashMarkazi Arash Markazi 

Chris Paul's jersey says it all: "NO LA" twitpic.com/7qv6uo

7 minutes ago

Mike_Bresnahan Mike Bresnahan 

Lakers can't appeal to NBA office about Chris Paul trade block b/c the league considers the deal to have been nixed by N.O., not the NBA.

13 minutes ago

NBARUMORS NBA Rumors 

The Lakers, Hornets and Rockets are expected to appeal the NBA's decision to block their agreed upon three-way trade involving ChrisPaul.

17 minutes ago

LakersNation Lakers Nation 

Could the Chris Paul ruling be the final straw that sends David Stern into retirement? Some are hoping so. bit.ly/tFMOA2

22 minutes ago

SLAMonline SLAM Magazine 

Learn how your favorite NBA players reacted to the canceled ChrisPaul trade: bit.ly/siuCeW #tweetcap

27 minutes ago

soshnick soshnick 

Billy Hunter tells Bloomberg that he anticipates Chris Paul will be in training camp. As for lawsuit: ``Not at this moment.'' #NBA

39 minutes ago

soshnick soshnick 

Stern: ``I don't want to speak on the basketball side, but that particular one was weighed against Chris Paul's continued presence in NO.''

49 minutes ago

funkmasterflex Funk Flex !!!!! 

#IFWT NBA Rumors: Chris Paul May Pursue Legal Action Against League wp.me/p112X8-Bpx

1 hour ago

ComplexMag Complex 

David Stern killing the Chris Paul trade isn't that surprising. His history of ridiculously gully moves proves it: bit.ly/pGg11z

1 hour ago

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Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  

 

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