July 13, 2010
New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn told his star player, Chris Paul(notes), that he would upgrade the team this offseason and give him a stronger set of players to work with. That has yet to happen and Paul is upset, according to the New York Daily News.
A source tells the paper that Paul feels "lied to."
Paul is under contract till the end of 2012. The paper reports that his unhappiness likely led him to say in a speech last weekend at Carmelo Anthony's(notes) wedding in New York City, "We'll form our own Big 3" in New York. He was referring to himself, Anthony and the big addition to the New York Knicks this offseason, Amar'e Stoudemire(notes).
You can be sure that was music to Knicks president Donnie Walsh's ears.
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