UPDATE: Well, then. The NBA has decided not to approve the trade. In a statement from a league spokesman Mike Bass:
“It’s not true that the owners killed the deal, the deal was never discussed at the Board of Governors meeting and the league office declined to make the trade for basketball reasons.”
We’ll have more on this fiasco in a bit.
In a blockbuster trade that many thought possible but few (meaning me) didn’t think would come nearly so soon (if at all) the Lakers have acquired Chris Paul from the Hornets for Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom in a three team deal includes the Rockets.
I’ll have much more on the trade a bit later, but for now, park your comments below.