The real reason why Chris Paul was banned from trading to the Lakers in 2011
An unusual event occurred in the NBA nine years ago, when the NBA did not allow the New Orleans Hornets to trade guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers.
each ESPN’s Markstein: “The Hornets reached a principled agreement with the Lakers and the Houston Rockets within an hour. In a three-team deal, Paul could have been with Kobe Bryant. On the field, Stern told the Hornets that they couldn’t trade, and the excellent team officials worked around the clock for a few days, hoping to end Paul’s legend before the season officially began.
Find out the details of the story and the real reason why Chris Paul traded the Lakers in the video below: