what is all the anger in the media world all about? My opinion is that it's about the Lakers not getting what they wanted and the reporters are just a bunch of bandwagons. There wouldn't be this outrage if it were the Knicks. ESPN, and every reporter it has, keep saying this was such a "great deal" and I am asking for who? Great deal for Hornets? Sure better than losing him for nothing, but it would actually be a horrible move in the long run. Hornets are owned by the league so Stern has every right to block it if he feels it's not a good deal for NO. They may be getting some decent players in return but they are also taking on a bunch of bad contracts. Lakers just recently spent a fortune on Bynum, Gasol, Odom, Artest and Kobe. It took us some time just to create cap space, and Lakers who appeared done last year but suddenly would get one of the best pg, yet still save a ton of money. I don't think it was a good deal for the Hornets and only Lakers and Houston would benefit(Houston only if it got Nene). I personally don't care about CP3 going to Lakers but I am sick of the bandwagon and media dick riding. It sucks for Lakers in one way, but then again, they have gotten away with some dirty business over the years so no sympathy from me. I can tolerate the Lakers more than the Heat, but still hate them.I believe Knicks made the better decision by going after Chandler who will team up with Stat and Melo and that would possibly be the best front court in the league.
Chandler was a much better decision since we needed an athletic center who is not slow, lazy and a scrub. He just won a ring and brings tons of experience and toughness. This will change the defensive culture and make us more respectable in that department. Sucks for Billups but he getting paid and can go back to Denver or sign elsewhere. I never though he was the greatest pg for this type of team since he is slower, but I do thank him for beating the Heat last year with his shot and steal. Thank you, Billups, but it was better for you to go. Hope we can pick up a decent pg who can facilitate and has a jumper.