Here we go, NBA fans. According to multiple sources, the trade that would send Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers is in serious jeopardy after irate owners pushed David Stern to cancel the deal. While a tentative agreement had reportedly been in place between LA, the New Orleans Hornets and Houston Rockets, there were still multiple hurdles to get past. Just a little more than three hours after the deal was agreed upon, it appears the deal may not be going down after all.
Here are multiple tweets reporting the news:
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
NBA owners have pushed commissioner David Stern to kill the deal sending Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell Y! Sports.
Owners were irate in Board of Governors meeting with Stern, livid that the league-owned Hornets were allowed to make Paul deal, sources say.
It was not immediately clear, sources said, if three-way trade involving Hornets, Lakers and Rockets is merely snagged or in jeopardy
For those of who were expecting complete and total madness in the two weeks of free agency and trade deals, we officially have arrived at it. As Stein reported, there is no current indication of whether or not the deal will be completely dead or if the two (or three) teams will have to re-negotatiate something that works for everyone, although we will likely know the details shortly.
Stay tuned to SB Nation Los Angeles and our StoryStream for all updates on the Chris Paul deal. For more, head on over to Silver Screen and Roll (Lakers), At The Hive (Hornets) and The Dream Shake (Rockets).