David Stern makes a colossal mistake

Commissioner blocking Chris Paul trade will go down as a bleak day for the NBA

Updated: December 9, 2011, 10:45 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

In delivering his stunning verdict, in declaring Chris Paul's trade to the Los Angeles Lakers dead before arrival, David Stern never looked so small or weak. He made a parody of parity, and the joke ended up being on him.

So let's get this straight: New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps does himself and his profession proud, making a smart deal for a superstar who wants out, and the commissioner of the NBA kills it because some owners prefer this superstar in Sacramento, or Minnesota, ...

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