Christopher Emmanuel "Chris" Paul (born May 6, 1985) is the American professional basketball player for the L . A . Clippers on the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing around 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighing 175 lb (79 kg), he's got started specifically in the position of point guard. Paul has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Honor, an Olympic gold medal, and brought a NBA in assists three times and steals six times. He's got also been chosen 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 just two time spent college basketball where he helped the Demon Deacons accomplish their first ever number one standing. He was selected fourth all round on the 2005 NBA draft with the New Orleans Hornets and traded into the Clippers in 2011.
On December 8, 2011, the Hornets accepted a three-team deal sending Paul for the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA, that owned the team during the time, nullified the deal, with commissioner David Stern claiming New Orleans are the best off holding Paul.The clubs involved on the transaction attempted to lobby the league to reverse its ruling and reconstruct the deal does not help.On December 12, the Hornets agreed to a trade sending Paul into the Los Angeles Clippers, even so the deal broke down following the NBA added additional demands to the original conditions. Two days further, the teams now made the deal, transferring Paul and two future 2nd stage draft picks for 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 completion, Paul announced which he could opt to the final year of his contract and remain in La for at least 2 more years.