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Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Chris Paul’s friends and family are doing it BIG for his belated SURPRISE 30th birthday bash Saturday night … flying in Lil Wayne from Haiti to perform for a bunch of his closest friends … TMZ Sports has learned. Paul’s birthday was actually in May … but we’re told Paul’s family pushed off the celebration because he wanted to wait until after the NBA playoffs were over.
The Clippers’ main focus now is on keeping Jordan. The season ended with Rivers denying reports Jordan and Chris Paul had a beef with each other. But other NBA officials not authorized to speak publicly on the matter said there indeed is a rift between Jordan and Paul. The officials said Jordan wants to be more involved in the offense and wants to be an All-Star, and he’s not sure whether those things can happen on the Clippers with All-Stars Paul and Blake Griffin.
The fog rolls off the hills in California’s San Fernando Valley, creating a soupy chill on the sprawling campus of Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills. It’s late May, and Mudiay sits against a wall outside the gym, legs splayed, head buried in an iPhone. He shuttles between Chaminade and Proactive Sports Performance in Westlake Village, running through basketball drills with noted trainer Joe Abunassar at Chaminade and strength training at PSP. Abunassar says the injured ankle has healed—Mudiay gets therapy on it three days a week as a precaution—and his drills are aimed at maximizing the player’s superior size. Pick-and-rolls. Dribble handoffs. Post moves. In fewer than three months Mudiay has packed on 11 pounds of muscle, and his single-leg explosion has improved by 31%. “When he gets past a defender, his body becomes an asset,” says Abunassar. “Look at Chris Paul. He gets a defender on his butt, and he can steer him. He shortens the distance to the basket. Emmanuel has that potential.”
Chris Paul has always made fatherhood a priority, and on Father’s Day, ESPN released a video of Paul spending time with his 5-year-old son, “Little Chris,” quizzing him on math and reading. “To have a son is the best thing,” Paul told ESPN. “It’s better than I ever could have imagined.”
Playing with the Clippers the past three seasons has been amazing from a family standpoint because our kids were welcomed in the locker room after games and they became friends too. Chris Paul would pick up his son and my son from school because they were in the same class and they would go to his house sometimes, and sometimes I would pick the kids up and they would come to my house. And both of our sons loved playing with Matt Barnes’ twins so it was a great family atmosphere and sometimes that gets lost when you hear about trades. It’s part of the business, and we get compensated well, but we’re not robots. We have feelings and emotions, and we care about our family just as much as the next person, so you’re not just thinking about where you might end up, but how that will affect your kids and family. When trade talks come up during the season it can affect how you play, but I’ve learned that you just have to be patient, understanding and prepared for anything.: 2 more rumors
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers believes Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan have a good relationship and that both players, along with Blake Griffin, understand they need each other to ultimately win a championship and want to win one together. “I can put this to rest: They get along great,” Rivers told Fred Roggin of The Beast 980 on Thursday. “Clearly, like everybody, they don’t get along all the time, and they don’t get along with me all the time, either, by the way. I don’t see that as an issue. I think all three, and I’m including Blake in this as well, understand how important the other guy is to them. Meaning, they all three need each other to win, and I think all three get that and all three know that and all three want to do it together. To me, that’s the most important thing.”
But Jones says he hasn’t seen anything between the guys that make him think beef is on the menu. “Those guys are brothers, man. They sit with each other on the plane, on the bus. If you don’t like a guy you stay away from him.” As far as Jordan’s relationship with rest of the team goes — Jones says, “Everyone here wants DeAndre back. No other center can do what he does for us.”
There is NO rift between Chris Paul & DeAndre Jordan … despite reports to the contrary, so says Clippers teammate Dahntay Jones who tells TMZ Sports the L.A. superstars are still like “brothers.” “Guys fight and argue on the court, but that’s just the emotion of the game,” Jones says … “but people want to blow things out of proportion.” Jones is responding to an explosive report that Jordan could bolt Tinseltown this summer because he can’t stand playing with CP3.
Who are your top 3 Pgs in the NBA, Steve? Too hard! There’ve gotta be four — Chris Paul, Westbrook, Kyrie, and Steph.
The All-NBA Second Team consists of Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers, Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls and DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. The All-NBA Third Team is composed of the Warriors’ Klay Thompson, the Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, the Clippers’ Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, and the San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan.
“You’ve got to give (Paul) just some more support, you know?” Rivers told USA TODAY Sports. “I think bringing (his son) Austin (Rivers) here (in mid-January) helped us. We’ve got a 22-year-old (in Austin), and now to me we’ve got to get another guard who’s in the middle age group. So now you’re growing with Austin and CJ (Wilcox), and we need another defensive guy too.”
Coach Doc Rivers was wearing a smile equally as big Saturday when he spoke about his All Star point guard, who scored 12 points and had seven assists in the Clippers’ 124-99 victory. “He actually felt better today,” Rivers said. “That was the best sign of the whole game.”
Paul is expected to see an increase in his minutes Sunday when the Clippers take on the Rockets in Game 4 at Staples Center, making his weekend that much better. “I’m cool, I’m good, I’ll be ready for tomorrow,” Paul said. “There’s no speculation, probable or questionable, I’m playing tomorrow.”