(CBS) Wondering why the Chris Paul to the Lakers trade got nixed?

Well, it was because of e-mails like this one from Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to NBA Commissioner David Stern, as obtained by Yahoo! Sports:

It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul in the apparent trade being discussed.

This trade should go to a vote of the 29 owners of the Hornets…

I just don’t see how we can allow this trade to happen.

I know the vast majority of owners feel the same way that I do.

When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

That’s just an excerpt of the full e-mail. Click here to read the whole thing.

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