Chris Paul Trade To Los Angeles Clippers Is Official

Chris Paul has been officially traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, the New Orleans Hornets announced on Wednesday evening. Despite multiple reports indicating Paul was dealt to the Clippers in exchange for Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman and Al-Farouq Aminu, it was hard to not get a sense of deja vu. After all, it was just about a week ago that a deal to send Paul to the Lakers was finalized, only to be vetoed by David Stern.

But now that the Hornets have sent out a press release, we can go ahead and stand down. This one is official and Paul is bound for the Clippers. The last-minute roadblocks never sprung up and after a week of trying, a deal was finally consummated.

Oh, but you didn't think things would go forward without getting a little awkward, did you? Take it away, Adrian Wojnarowksi.

Unreal. The NBA is making Dell Demps talk on a conference call with David Stern tonight. Just unreal. A media conference call, I should say.

Remember, this is the same Dell Demps that saw his trade proposals reportedly vetoed multiple times by Stern. In fact, Woj reported Demps didn't make this deal and that is was all worked out by the league.

For more on the Clippers, visit Clips Nation. For more on the Hornets, visit At The Hive.

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