Christopher Emmanuel "Chris" Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player of the La Clippers on the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighing 175 lb (79 kg), he has began specifically at the position of point guard. Paul has received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, an Olympic gold medal, and led the National basketball association in assists three times and steals 6 times. He's got already been chosen to 7 NBA All-Star teams, six All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams.
Paul was a McDonald's All-American in high school. He attended Wake Forest University for 2 time spent college basketball when he helped the Demon Deacons accomplish their initial ever number one ranking. He had been chosen 4th all round in your 2005 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets and traded with the Clippers in 2011.
At December 8, 2011, the Hornets accepted a three-team trade transferring Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA, that owned the team at the time, nullified the deal, with commissioner David Stern claiming New Orleans are the best off holding Paul.The teams involved in the transaction tried out to negotiate the league to reverse its ruling and reconstruct the deal to no avail.On December 12, the Hornets approved a trade sending Paul for the Los Angeles Clippers, even so the deal broke down once the NBA added additional demands for the original terms. 2 days later, the teams now formed the trade, sending Paul and two future second round draft picks for the Clippers for Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, and also Minnesota Timberwolves' unprotected first round pick inside the 2012 draft. Upon the deal's completion, Paul declared which he could opt into the final year for his contract and stay on La for at least 2 more seasons.