There are few bigger landscape-shifting trades that never happened than that of Chris Paul’s botched move to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011. CP3 would have formed a superteam in LA with Kobe Bryant had it not been for then-commissioner David Stern vetoing the deal at the last minute.

As it turns out, former All-Star Gilbert Arenas was one of the individuals that were actually happy that that momentous deal did not go down. Arenas had Chris Paul as his guest on a recent episode of his No Chill podcast and the pair discussed the details of that botched trade, including how Dwight Howard also nearly joined LA to form a Big 3 with Kobe and Paul. 

Gilbert Arenas then explained why he believes a Kobe-CP3-Dwight Howard trio with the Lakers would have been bad news for the rest of the NBA.