Stern saves Lakers from themselves

Questionable decision to nix CP3 trade only helps pave way for Dwight Howard to L.A.

Updated: December 8, 2011, 11:36 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
We've long suspected that many of the NBA's owners are only dimly aware of what makes a basketball team successful.

Now we have proof.

Set aside the league's laughable news release that Chris Paul's trade to the Los Angeles Lakers was blocked "for basketball reasons." I guess David Stern was concerned about Kevin Martin's defensive plus-minus.