It’s been less than one week since the proposed trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers was nullified for ‘basketball reasons’ by NBA commissioner David Stern. Following the news breaking in the social networking sports world that the trade was a no-go, Paul took to social media to express his immediate reaction.
“WoW,” Paul tweeted.
Just one week later Paul is headed to Los Angeles after all, albeit to play for the Clippers. On Wednesday night it was Clippers guard Eric Gordon who was left stunned.
“Wow,” Gordon tweeted while at a Clippers’ event for fans.
The Los Angeles Clippers will send guard Gordon, center Chris Kaman, small forward Al-Farouq Aminu and their unprotected 2012 draft pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves to New Orleans in exchange for Paul and two future draft picks.
Considered to be one of the best point guards in recent NBA history, Paul will team up with rising star Blake Griffin.
“Chris Paul is only player in NBA history to avg at least 18 pts, 9 assists, 2 steals per game for his career. (Steals became official 73-74),” tweeted Michael Smith, media.
Along with Lakers’ fans, not everybody was feeling the trade.
Bruce Arthur of the National Post tweeted, “Don’t care what he got. In this deal, the NBA sent Chris Paul to the most despicable owner in league history. Great job, David Stern.”
“these are still the Clippers, people. #curbyourenthusiasm,” tweeted Bomani Jones, SB Nation.