Two days ago I wrote the following in a FanPost:
"The Hornets are currently owned by the league, the same group of individuals who so "vehemently" (emphasis on quotations) stick up for the small-market teams. With the rest of the NBA watching, it will be difficult for them to explain that while they have the best interests of the league in mind, they are a catalyst for forming a "Super Team" themselves if they send Chris Paul over to the Lakers. The Clippers best hope is that the league-owned Hornets mitigate this issue by trading CP3 to a pretty good team (that will rely on CP3's extension), but not a defined "Super Team" where they will unabashedly be criticized 'til kingdom come."
Well I was right. The owners got fussy and made some noise. Now that we are here, what does this mean for the Clippers? Can we get another shot at CP3? Are we ourselves considered a big market team that would get vetoed? Or is it just that the Lakers have a history of leveraging big time stars away from small market teams?