For most of Thursday, the Knicks made what looked like the biggest play of the day by reaching an agreement with Tyson Chandler.
Then the Lakers swept in and got their man, Chris Paul, causing the NBA to tilt on its axis, away from South Beach and back toward Hollywood.
Until the NBA stepped in and ordered the Hornets, the team it owns, to kill the deal.
You know what the NBA looks like now? A minor-league operation.