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Nine years ago, an unusual event happened in the NBA when the New Orleans Hornets weren’t allowed by the NBA to trade their guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Per Marc Stein of ESPN: “Within an hour of the Hornets striking an agreement in principle with the Lakers and Houston Rockets on a three-team trade that would have landed Paul in the same backcourt as Kobe Bryant, Stern informed the Hornets that they couldn’t make the trade, stunning team officials who had been working around-the-clock for days in hopes of bringing an end to the Paul saga before the season officially started.”

Find out the details of the story and the real reason why Chris Paul trade to the Lakers off in the video below: