NBA kills CP3 to Lakers deal

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shoots over New Orleans Hornets guard Devin Brown in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans on Friday, March 23, 2007. The Lakers won 111-105.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The NBA, as owners of the New Orleans Hornets, won't trade All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass says: "It's not true that the owners
killed the deal, the deal was never discussed at the Board of
Governors meeting and the league office declined to make the trade
for basketball reasons."
A person familiar with the trade told The Associated Press that
the framework for a deal had been in place, but that Paul would
report to Hornets camp Friday.
Lakers forward Lamar Odom would have gone to New Orleans and
fellow Los Angeles forward Pau Gasol to Houston, the third team in
the trade, people told The Associated Press on Thursday. They spoke
on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not finalized.

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