Should NBA Bail Out Hornets' Shinn?

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Soon, the NBA will own an NBA team. 

When the league purchases the New Orleans Hornets outright, it will put them -- however temporarily -- in charge of a franchise that's made a habit of tempting fate. For one, there's the ongoing dance with Chris Paul. Now thatLeBron James is gone from Cleveland, Paul holds the dubious honor of "player who can single-handedly make or break a franchise." If you want to be more sanguine about it, the 25 year-old point guard is a constant kick in the ass for the Hornets. Other players, coaches and the front office know that, if they falter, and Paul wants out, they'll have forfeited the chance of a lifetime.

On top of that, there's the small matter of where the Hornets will play. Post-Katrina, New Orleans simply might not be...

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