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jsthornton7
12-09-2011, 04:45 AM
Dont know if anyone has posted this yet but take a look. What a sad little man.

Commissioner,

It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul in the apparent trade being discussed.

This trade should go to a vote of the 29 owners of the Hornets.

Over the next three seasons this deal would save the Lakers approximately $20 million in salaries and approximately $21 million in luxury taxes. That $21 million goes to non-taxpaying teams and to fund revenue sharing.

I cannot remember ever seeing a trade where a team got by far the best player in the trade and saved over $40 million in the process. And it doesn’t appear that they would give up any draft picks, which might allow to later make a trade for Dwight Howard. (They would also get a large trade exception that would help them improve their team and/or eventually trade for Howard.) When the Lakers got Pau Gasol (at the time considered an extremely lopsided trade) they took on tens of millions in additional salary and luxury tax and they gave up a number of prospects (one in Marc Gasol who may become a max-salary player).

I just don’t see how we can allow this trade to happen.

I know the vast majority of owners feel the same way that I do.

When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

Please advise….

Dan G.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ys-nba_dan_gilbert_email_lakers_hornets_trade_120811

Lakerfrk
12-09-2011, 05:22 AM
This is collusion in WRITING... basically he is saying that the Lakers save $40 million in this deal.. and if the deal goes through then that $40 million will not get distributed amongst the league...

basically - "end this deal, because I won't get as much money"

sheesh.

Law25
12-09-2011, 07:07 AM
Im sorry but this is funny. Lol he states no interest in the Hornets well being as a franchise minority owner, and compalins solely on how the Lakers coming out on top effects his pockets. This letter takes haterism to another unheard of level lol.

LAOwnsAll15
12-09-2011, 07:11 AM
Your Boy Danny G just might have set the groundwork for a lawsuit.

Thanks for being such a pathetic bastard that you have to email people instead of calling.

Iceman_9
12-09-2011, 09:07 AM
That's the reason why you lost LBJ! You dont know how to put up a strategy how to make your team better for the years to come!

Angelus™
12-09-2011, 09:12 AM
This is pitiful. Talk about being a damn child.

CaliDevil71
12-09-2011, 01:32 PM
He sounds like a Democrat! LOL!!!