Mar 01 2013
With the trade deadline passing last week for the NBA, and word that the Niners agreed to ship former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith off to the Chiefs, it got us thinking about who got the better end of all these deals?
That’s why we plucked a few from the past and decided which ones were the most uneven in sports. Hopefully your favorite team wasn’t on the losing end of any of these!
6. Chris Paul to the Clippers (2011)
It was first rumored that Paul, arguably the league’s top point guard, had been shipped off to L.A.—but with the Lakers!
With the NBA owning the Hornets back then, Commissioner David Stern made the call that NOLA wasn’t quite getting enough, and nixed the deal.
The Lakers loss was the Clippers gain, as they sent former All-Star Center Chris Kaman and up-and-coming Shooting Guard Eric Gordon to the Hornets along with some no-name guys and draft picks.
New Orleans sucked enough to grab Anthony Davis with the No. 1 pick, while Paul’s become a permanent resident in “Lob City.”
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