Originally written on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE  |  Last updated 10/18/14
In an interesting article by Yahoo! Sports, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard had plans on joining forces.  They were teammates in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and grew closer.  Apparently, Chris Paul wanted Dwight Howard to come to New Orleans and play for the Hornets.  On the other hand, Dwight Howard wanted Chris Paul to come to Orlando and play for the Magic.  When they realized their respective teams would not have enough assets to pull that off, they had a plan on taking their talents to Dallas and play for the Mavericks. The Dallas Mavericks did not quite have enough chips on the table to pull in both Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.  In the report, Chris Paul was willing to wait until free agency in 2012 and join the Mavericks.  Dwight Howard was interested in that plan, but the whole back-and-forth fiasco with the Orlando Magic made Chris Paul real impatient.  Paul then forced a trade that would first bring him in to the Lakers then back to New Orleans and then finally back to Los Angeles, but for the Clippers.  Dwight could have forced a trade to the Clippers, but he was not too fond of being teammates with Blake Griffin. Do they have plans on joining forces when both of their contracts end at the end of this season?  There’s a possibility, but probably not.  Chris Paul and Dwight Howard have not talked to each other since Dwight was traded to the Lakers.  They are now both in Los Angeles, but on different teams.  Their lockers are just a hallway away from each other.  Their families are great friends with each other, but CP3 and DH12 do not talk anymore and rightfully so.  They are now rivals and the point of the game is to get to the top first before the other.

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