Archive for December, 2011
The Chris Paul saga has come to an end…almost.
A deal has been reached, and as has been the case for a week now, Paul will finally be heading to Los Angeles. While he will call the Staples Center home, he will not be donning the purple and yellow like originally expected.
After the Lakers trade fell apart, it was the team they share a building with that jumped in to get a deal done. After trade talks were seemingly called off and hope faded, the Los Angeles Clippers got the deal done.
Now all that we are waiting from is approval from the league.
Just when we thought the performance-enhancing drug era in baseball was over, a young superstar faces 50-game suspension.
Ryan Braun, last season’s NL MVP, allegedly tested positive for synthetic testosterone during the Milwaukee Brewers’ post-season run in October. A spokesperson for Braun confirmed the positive test, but also released this statement:
“There are highly unusual circumstances surrounding this case which will support Ryan’s complete innocence and demonstrate there was absolutely no intentional violation of the program. While Ryan has impeccable character and no previous history, unfortunately, because of the process we have to maintain confidentiality and are not able to discuss it any further, but we are confident he will ultimately be exonerated.”
On the same day that the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement was ratified, Commissioner David Stern has already overstepped the authority that the document allowed. Harmony between the league and the players’ association was expected, but that harmony didn’t even last 24 hours.
In a move yesterday, the Charlotte Hornets agreed to trade point guard Chris Paul in a three-team deal. The move seemingly would alleviate the risk of loosing Paul for nothing next summer; and would also avoid the cloud of drama that we saw engulf the Denver Nuggets last year with Carmelo Anthony.