Christopher Emmanuel "Chris" Paul (born May 6, 1985) is the American professional basketball player for the La Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighing 175 lb (79 kg), he has started specifically in the position of point guard. Paul has received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, an Olympic gold medal, and brought a NBA for assists three times and steals six times. He has also been elected to seven NBA All-Star teams, six All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams.
Paul had been a McDonald's All-American in high school. He attended Wake Forest University for two time spent university basketball when he helped the Demon Deacons reach their 1st ever number one ranking. He was selected 4th all round in your 2005 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets and traded to the Clippers in 2011.
On December 8, 2011, the Hornets accepted a three-team deal sending Paul to the L . A . Lakers. A NBA, which owned the team at the time, nullified the offer, together with commissioner David Stern claiming New Orleans are the best off holding Paul.The teams taking part in the trade attempted to lobby the league to reverse its ruling and reconstruct the deal to no avail.On December 12, the Hornets decided to a trade sending Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers, but the deal broke down following the NBA added further needs to the authentic conditions. Two days further, the teams at long last made the deal, sending Paul and 2 future 2nd round draft picks to the Clippers for Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, plus the Minnesota Timberwolves' unprotected first round pick within the 2012 draft. Upon the deal's conclusion, Paul announced which he would opt into the final season of his agreement and stay for L . A . for at least 2 more seasons.