August 21, 2012 |
Clippers all-star point guard Chris Paul had surgery on Tuesday to a repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and should be ready for the start of training camp, the team announced. The Clippers said Paul is expected to be out for eight weeks, and then should be able to start all basketball activities, including full contact. Paul had the procedure done by Dr. Steven Shin, a hand specialist at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Paul played with the injury throughout the just-completed Olympics in London, keeping the thumb taped while he helped the United States win the gold medal.
May 31, 2013 |
Lob City has once again become Sloppy City. The Clippers are once again mired in a mess caused by their owner, Donald Sterling. And once again, only the very future of the franchise is at stake. In an interview this month with The Times' T.J. Simers, Sterling essentially admitted what everyone already knew -- the decision to fire coach Vinny Del Negro was Chris Paul's decision. It was a great scoop, but it was no surprise. The Clippers were acting like any NBA team that caters to their best player.
January 5, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant, void of nagging injuries for the first time in a few seasons, seems to have found new spring in his legs and showed the Clippers his dunking ability Friday night. It came without the aid of a lob. Against Clippers point guard Chris Paul. The Lakers' All-Star guard, now in his 17th season, deflected a pass by Paul near the free-throw line, tracked it down along the sideline and went the length of the court before throwing down a one-handed dunk over Paul. You can see it all unfold in the video above.
May 24, 2012 |
The San Antonio Spurs swept the Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals, but there was no love lost between Tim Duncan and Chris Paul. After the Spurs closed the series, Duncan walked down the hall to say hello to Paul and his 2-year-old son, Chris. Paul prompts little Chris to tell Duncan where he wants to go to college. "To my birthday," little Chris said. Paul then helps his son out. "Wake Forest," he said. After little Chris repeated his father's words, Duncan, a Wake Forest alumni, flashed a huge smile.
January 24, 2014 |
Chris Paul a “cheater?” So says DeMarcus Cousins, the mercurial Sacramento Kings center, who still is known more for his boorish behavior than high character. Cousins spoke in an interview about his dislike for Paul, the Clippers' point guard. “It's just some players I don't respect,” Cousins told ESPN's Grantland website about Paul. “Just their playing style of basketball. I don't respect it. I feel like it's basically cheating and I don't respect a cheater. If that's your tactic to winning, I don't respect you.” Paul and Cousins have had their run-ins.
July 1, 2013 |
Chris Paul informed the Clippers on Monday that he is re-signing with the team. Paul made the announcement to the rest of the NBA world via his Twitter feed: I'M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION - Chris Paul (@CP3) July 1, 2013 Paul will sign a maximum five-year deal worth $107.3 million with the Clippers. But the All-Star point guard can't sign his contract until the NBA lifts its moratorium on July 10. He'll earn $18.8 million in the first year of the deal. NBA executives said it had always been a formality for Paul to remain with the Clippers after the hiring of Doc Rivers as coach and senior vice president of basketball operations with the team last week.