Chris Paul
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"Christopher Emmanuel "Chris" Paul" is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at and weighing , he has started exclusively at the position of point guard. Paul has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, an Basketball at the Summer Olympics/Olympic gold medal, and led the NBA in assists three times and steals six times. He has also been selected to eight NBA All-Star teams, six All-NBA Team/All-NBA teams, and six NBA All-Defensive Team/All-Defensive teams.

Paul was a McDonald's All-American Game/McDonald's All-American in high school. He attended Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball/Wake Forest University for two years of college basketball where he helped the Demon Deacons achieve their first ever number one ranking. He was selected fourth overall in the 2005 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets and traded to the Clippers in 2011.

Off the court, Paul has served as the National Basketball Players Association president since August 2013.

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They know if they want the ball from me, be nice.

I'm still getting more familiar with the plays and different things, but I think that will come along with getting more experience and getting to know the guys better.

We were here a couple of days early, so I went over to a gym with him and we took shots and he didn't miss many. If you leave him open, you're in trouble. So the best bet is not to leave him open.

I give a lot of credit to Barley. He was aggressive on defense.

You can replace houses. You can't replace people. I mean, it's left me speechless. I was talking to P.J. about it. When the storm hit, I just kept it on CNN and watched the whole thing. Just seeing Canal Street, knowing I was there just a few days before storm and seeing all those stores I went in being under water. Unbelievable.

We're trying to reach out to people that don't go to church or maybe are lapsed Catholics.

The least we could do is go out and play as hard as we can. We feel like we owe a lot to this city and the state of Oklahoma for accepting us.

We had a great team this year. A lot of people talked about us being good next year, but we thought we could make a run deep in the tournament this year, so it's tough to take.

We wanted to impress the crowd so much. The city has done so much for us and welcomed us right in, and we just wanted to give them a good show and show them that we're going to play for them. I think guys just had a little bit of jitters.