Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I think its more of the star players demanding to go to a few teams. I heard an email read on the radio this morning from Dan Gilbert to the commish. He was complaining about the trade but also made a very important point. He said something to the extent why don't we just have 5 power teams and 25 Washington Generals. The way things are headed in the NBA you will have power teams in LA, NY, Boston, Miami, and Chicago. As of now the only promising team not located in a geographic population center is Oklahoma City. For the betterment of the league and all 30 owners they better hope the NBA doesn't continue to spiral down this path.
This is strawman argument and Stern looks like a buffoon for going along with it.
While I'm not a huge can of there being a handful of "super" teams and a bunch of also-ran teams, the veto of this deal does nothing to change the way that the landscape of the NBA is evolving.
Chris Paul isn't re-signing with New Orleans and no amount of hand wringing is going to change that fact. Instead of allowing Dell Demps to deal Chris Paul and getting the best return possible, these petulant owners have created a situation where Paul is going to still end up on a "super" team and New Orleans is going to get nothing in return.
The fact that Stern was willing to go along for the ride shows that he's completely out to lunch.