Nestled at the bottom of ESPN LA's article on Jimmy Buss having no intention of ever trading Kobe was this delectable little nugget:
There weren't warm-and-fuzzy feelings toward Stern, however, when the three-team trade between the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets and Lakers was vetoed on the eve of training camp, blocking the Lakers from receiving Chris Paul.
"Basically, we had a deal and the commissioner didn't think that it was a good deal and he has every right to veto it," Buss said. "It shocked us. I was in (Lakers general manager) Mitch (Kupchak's) office when that happened and I was ducking from things that he was throwing against the wall."
We knew that Mitch had some fire, but it's nice to see it in action, if only second-hand.