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#1 UKUGA

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Posted May 28, 2017 - 03:46 AM

This is low class from Stern.

 

There were lots of reports at the time, including a full-length feature by ESPN on all the negotiations, that indicated that the Lakers did try to re-work the CP3 deal, but realized within a day, or so, that they weren't going to be able to put a package together that would appease the New Orlean's Sterns.

 

This is a low blow from Stern, saying Mitch panicked when he dealt Odom, blaming it for blowing up a potential re-worked deal with the NBA/Hornets.

 

This was the beginning of the undoing of Kupchak's career - a noble guy, buy all accounts - and Stern rubs salt in his wounds just a couple of months after he was fired.

 

http://www.espn.com/...upchak-panicked

 

"In the course of the weekend, we thought we could redo the deal," Stern said. "We really thought that Houston would be ready to part with [Kyle] Lowry, and we had a trade lined up for Odom that would have gotten us a good first-round draft pick. Not we, but my basketball folks.

"But Mitch Kupchak at the time panicked and moved Odom to Dallas. So the piece wasn't even there for us to play with at the time. So that was it -- just about what was good for the then-New Orleans Hornets."


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Posted May 28, 2017 - 04:19 AM

Mitch didn't panick, he moved on because you went against your word and interfered with the New Orleans front office after telling them they had complete control to do what they want. Instead of getting Chris Paul, we were left with a disgruntled Odom and a depressed Gasol. [expletive] David Stern.
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Posted May 28, 2017 - 06:02 AM

It's easy to hit the guy when he is down. Why didn't this [expletive]face talk the same [expletive] when Mitch was GM??


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Posted May 28, 2017 - 10:10 AM

He must still hear about this on a weekly basis and I'm glad.  Dude is a scumbag.  

 

Silver is a better commish and seems like a much better person.  Doubt the new CBA gets signed so quickly with Stern still in charge.     



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Posted May 28, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Mitch didn't panick, he moved on because you went against your word and interfered with the New Orleans front office after telling them they had complete control to do what they want. Instead of getting Chris Paul, we were left with a disgruntled Odom and a depressed Gasol. [expletive] David Stern.

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Posted May 28, 2017 - 11:34 AM

historical revisionism at its finest for Stern. This is your legacy Stern. The first thing people will remember about you will be about this veto. [expletive] Stern, [expletive] Dan Gilbert, and [expletive] Mark Cuban. 



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Posted May 28, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Yeah he waits till now to save face. 

 

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Posted May 28, 2017 - 11:59 AM

LMAO.

 

Right. The guy who was patient and traded Kwame Brown for Pau Gasol panicked.


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Posted May 28, 2017 - 04:17 PM

Now I want to hear from Mitch. Start at the beginning.


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Posted May 28, 2017 - 05:33 PM

Nice try, Stern. Can't hear anything you're saying from all the "boo's" from the crowd lol



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Posted May 28, 2017 - 06:02 PM

F*** Stern. Just trying to save face from one of the most blatant examples of executive overreach in the NBA. Sadly, it marked his entire tenure as commissioner.

 

Between this and him exploiting racial stereotypes to impose jersey and gun rules...done with this guy.


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Posted May 28, 2017 - 11:40 PM

Not the biggest fan of Mitch the waning years, but this is a low blow and pretty shady by Stern.

 

He recognized something he was directly involved in was rotten (on his part and collusion with complaining small mis-managed market teams), something that changed the face of the league, the CBA and the future of several organizations.  Stern messed up on his end (as well as Jim Buss and Mitch in many respects), and only now comes out with this accusation when Mitch has no forum to rebut?

This is the statement of a guilty conscious that sees how much he helped screw up not only the NBA's flagship franchise, but in turn the entire league.  Crappy way to go about things Stern, sincerely crappy.


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Posted May 29, 2017 - 04:36 AM

Not the biggest fan of Mitch the waning years, but this is a low blow and pretty shady by Stern.

 

He recognized something he was directly involved in was rotten (on his part and collusion with complaining small mis-managed market teams), something that changed the face of the league, the CBA and the future of several organizations.  Stern messed up on his end (as well as Jim Buss and Mitch in many respects), and only now comes out with this accusation when Mitch has no forum to rebut?

This is the statement of a guilty conscious that sees how much he helped screw up not only the NBA's flagship franchise, but in turn the entire league.  Crappy way to go about things Stern, sincerely crappy.

ITCH move TRUE, but what if he's telling the truth? No question that Stern is a Pr*%$. But what if by the skin of his little sack he didn't want to throw Mitch under the bus while he was employed and is actually being honest?


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Posted May 29, 2017 - 05:40 AM

Mitch needed to move on, and that was to trade Odom. How come nothing of that weasel owner from cleaveland is being brought up. They clearly played a big role in vetoing the trade.
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Posted May 29, 2017 - 06:26 AM

http://www.espn.com/...-trade-timeline

 

Dec. 10, 2011

12:45 p.m. ET: ESPN's Chris Broussard and Marc Stein report a deal between New Orleans, Houston and the L.A. Lakers has been reworked and resubmitted to the league office for approval.

11:50 p.m. ET: ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Lakers pulled out of the three-team trade for Paul.


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Posted May 29, 2017 - 07:07 AM

Who cares?

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Posted May 29, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Who cares?

you, why post in this thread if you didn't
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#18 kidpolean

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Posted May 29, 2017 - 11:15 AM

you, why post in this thread if you didn't

We not in high school buddy

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Posted May 29, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Who cares?

 

What do you mean who cares? If you're a Lakers fan you absolutely care about an event that resulted in us being the bottom feeder of the mother [expletive]ing west.


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Posted May 29, 2017 - 01:40 PM

Who cares?


 
What do you mean who cares? If you're a Lakers fan you absolutely care about an event that resulted in us being the bottom feeder of the mother [expletive]ing west.



But it was good for the smaller markets.
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