Sources: Teams lobby over Paul ruling

Updated: December 9, 2011, 6:50 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The three teams involved in the Chris Paul trade blocked Thursday by NBA commissioner David Stern are lobbying the league for Stern to reverse the decision, according to sources close to the process.

There is no indication yet that Stern is prepared to reverse course after taking the dramatic step of blocking the league-owned New Orleans Hornets' decision to deal Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers.

In a statement released Friday, Stern said the "final responsibility for significant management ...

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