Chris Paul Traded To Lakers: Three Fanbases React

Chris Paul was reportedly traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday evening in a deal that also involved the Houston Rockets. The trade was a blockbuster, with the Lakers sending Pau Gasol to the Rockets and Lamar Odom to the Hornets, along with other pieces from Houston heading to New Orleans. Naturally, the trade drew plenty of reaction, from jubilation to confusion to anger, in some cases.

Quickly checking in with our New Orleans Hornets blog, and I do mean quickly.

I... I don't... I have no words, guys. I'm sorry.

Fans of other teams are dropping by to apologize to the Hornets. Having been on this side of a trade before, it's a bad sign when neutral parties are taking pity.

Meanwhile, Lakers fans are discussing important questions at Silver Screen and Roll.


what happens to fish?

The real important question Lakers fans are pondering has to do with what comes next for the front court. Many are wondering if Dwight Howard is the other shoe to drop, and if he's not, they're worried.

One Houston Rockets fan, commenting over at The Dream Shake, placed his tin foil hat squarely on his head.

The NBA owns the Hornets

The NBA wants the Lakers to be back in the finals. The Hornets make a deal that helps the Lakers. Everyone is shocked.

Houston fans are dissecting the madness right over here.

For more on the Hornets, visit At the Hive. For more on the Lakers, visit SB Nation Los Angeles and Silver Screen and Roll. For more on the Rockets, visit The Dream Shake and SB Nation Houston.

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