Criticism of NBA commissioner David Stern is raging after he squashed a major three-way trade in the wake of reported harmony between the owners and the players. The deal would've sent star Chris Paul to the L.A. Lakers. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love tells the Pioneer Press, 'you have to pay to win.'
Report: Lakers turn down Beasley trade
The Lakers turned down a trade that would have sent Timberwolves' forward Michael Beasley to L.A. for a first round draft pick, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Per the report, the Lakers rejected the offer to avoid adding to their luxury tax bill.