Let’s get this out of the way. Chris Paul is not trapped inn New Orleans. He’s not a prisoner of the Big Easy. He’s a basketball player on contract for one more season with the Hornets. Should he be traded as opposed to playing out the year and leaving NOLA with nothing? Of course. Did David Stern basically neuter his front office and murder his own reputation during this process? You bet. But please understand that this is not slavery. This is not a plantation mentality. It’s just basketball.
With that…Trash Talk.
- According to cnnsi.com’s Sam Amick, it is decision day for Jamal Crawford. Knicks, Blazers or Kings?
- ESPN.com’s Marc Stein is reporting via Twitter that the Blazers, Nets and Magic are discussing a three way deal.
- Kevin Ding thinks there is a life lesson somewhere buried in the CP3 trade talks
- Phil Jackson believes lockout shortened season could yield an unlikely champ, according to ESPNlosangeles.com
- Gregg Popovich is funny