Lakers GM Hasn’t Forgiven David Stern For Vetoing Chris Paul Trade


Oh what the Lakers could be right now.

The Lakers could be sitting pretty right now with Chris Paul manning the point guard position and keeping the Lakers steady until Kobe Bryant was ready to turn.

Kupchak was speaking to the L.A. Times when he was asked about what Stern has brought to the game.  Kupchak of course complimented Stern for globalizing the game.

“He’s done so much for this [league with] his vision,” Kupchak said. “. . . We’ll miss him, with the exception of one moment.”

Kupchak was referring to Stern’s scuttling of the Lakers’ trade for Chris Paul in December 2011, at a time when theNew Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans) were without an owner and being operated by the league.

“Have you forgiven him for that one moment?” asked Lakers broadcaster Stu Lantz, moderating the event.

“No I haven’t,” Kupchak answered.