By Will Yoder
December 09, 2011

The teams involved in the nixed three-team trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly appealed to NBA commissioner David Stern to reverse the league’s decision, according to a tweet from Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

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The three-team trade, which involved the Hornets, Lakers, and the Houston Rockets, was nixed by the league late last night. According to NBA spokesman Tim Frank, the league “declined to make the trade for basketball reasons.” Several owners also publically complained about the deal before it was cancelled, claiming the trade would hurt the league’s competitive balance.

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