Chris Paul joining the Lakers would have been a tragedy for Los Angeles.

See, the blocking of the trade was simply collusion—not that anyone will do anything about it. Owners were upset because the NBA’s most talented point guard was going to play in the massive market of Los Angeles. The owners hid behind the alias of wanting small-market teams to be able to keep their star players, but in reality they simply didn’t want to see L.A. potentially win more championships.