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Chris Paul veto: Same old NBA

Owners may keep more money under new deal, but have-nots unchanged

Updated: December 9, 2011, 2:29 PM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Well, we've established some basic truths.

One: The NBA sure gets more interesting when the commissioner starts firing off imaginary six-shooters and acting like the sheriff of Mayberry.

Two: It is apparently possible to veto a trade on the basis of, "But you're about to make another good deal after that, and that'd be wrong."

Three: "Basketball reasons" is this year's "Best interests of the game," a fully malleable phrase of nonsense that can be shaped ...

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