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Hormets owner George Shinn says Chris Paul is not going anywhere. Sort of.

Jun 23, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for hornets_logo.gifOnce trade rumors get rolling, they are almost impossible to stop. Even when they made no sense.

Like the Hornets trying to trade Chris Paul. That’s not a normal kind of insane, that’s like Charlie Manson level insane. It makes no real sense. So owner George Shinn came forward to put an end to that with a public statement:

“The resolve that my partner Gary Chouest and I have will always remain the same – to continue to build our legacy in New Orleans, and to develop a path and plan to win an NBA Championship for New Orleans and all of Louisiana. We are about building and sustaining a winning tradition. Chris Paul is the cornerstone of our franchise and brings us unequaled support on and off the court. We will continue to build around Chris Paul, and we want to see him in a Hornets uniform for the remainder of his career. We have an exciting future, and with the leadership of our new head coach and players like Chris Paul, we know the best is yet to come. We plan to take advantage of any opportunities to improve our team.”

So that should clear everything up, right? Exactly. Read that last sentence again. He’s like a kid with his fingers cross behind his back. Somebody wants some wiggle room, just in case.

Chris Paul said he wants to stay in New Orleans if the team is committed to winning. Right now we’d all be happy if they settled on a clear and definitive statement.

  1. Drew - Jun 23, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Who are the Hormets? I’ve heard of the Hornets…… All I’m saying is spell check.

  2. Drew - Jun 23, 2010 at 3:23 PM


  3. Lady Gaga - Jun 23, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Hormets? Is that a reference to my visit at Shea Stadium?

  4. JR - Jun 23, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Said spell check.

  5. 2Phatt - Jun 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    The Hornets, need to trade Paul to the Lakers, WHY? you may ask. Well the Hornets are not ever going to win a championship in our LIFETIME. It’s starts from the top with OWNERSHIP, this guy is CHEAP and why waste Paul career with selfishness. Let him go down in the HOF like KOBE jellybean Bryant with a few rings. Feel the Love like Memphis with Gasol.

  6. 2Phatt is a stupid laker homer - Jun 26, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Why would the Hornets make that move?….They would ask for Andrew Bynum inn return you really think the lakers would give up Andrew bynum for paul….I don;t think so
    That being said I hope The nets can somehow pull of a trade for paul =)

  7. NETS SUCK - Jun 28, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Bynums career is finished! If the lakers were smart, they would trade his ass cause he is hurt every year!
    The fact that you are rooting for the NETS to get Paul?? That goes to show how much you know what your talking about..

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