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In 1998, one of the greatest running backs in NFL history walked away from the game at 30 years old. Could 2015 bring a similarly premature retirement from one of the NBA’s best point guards?
Chris Paul hinted in an HBO special that he has pondered pulling a Barry Sanders and stepping away in his prime. Paul’s motivation would be to spend more time with his children, whereas Sanders was just tired to the Lions’ persistent losing, but the loss of getting to watch one of the sport’s best would be the same to fans.
“I love to play basketball more than anybody,” Paul told Mary Carillo on HBO Real Sports. “I’m serious, nobody loves to play basketball more than I do. But I could honestly see myself maybe stopping a little early or premature just because I hate to miss anything with my kids. I would hate for my kids to recall those special moments in their life, and I wasn’t there.”
Paul, 28, is signed through 2018 on a five-year maximum contract extension he inked with the Clippers this s...
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You hear a lot of athletes talk about retiring, walking away from the game on their own, and just knowing when it’s over for them. Rarely do the athletes that make those proclamations follow through. Barry Sanders retired early, and didn’t give one hint to being ready. Being a good father and husband is high on Chris Paul’s priority list, and
Today HBO’s Peabody award winning series, Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, will spotlight baseball Hall Of Famer Reggie Jackson and Clippers’ point guard Chris Paul.
Bryant Gumbel sits down at Yankee Stadium with the outspoken Jackson, special adviser to the club. On the heels of his new book, “Becoming Mr. October,” the 14-time All-Star opens up about his personal life and...
Chris Paul believes he could step away from the NBA earlier than expected in order to spend more time with his children.
"I love to play basketball more than anybody," Paul said. "I'm serious, nobody loves to play basketball more than I do. But I could honestly see myself maybe stopping a little earlier, maybe premature, just because I hate to miss anything with...
In an upcoming installment of HBO’s Real Sports, Chris Paul explains that he may step away from the game early. The noted family man has hesitations about missing out on life with his kids, and sees himself retiring prematurely so as to prevent that. And while many athletes have made these claims in the past without living up to them, there’s something about Chris Paul that may...
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It came courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul and watch as he crosses over Utah’s Scott Machado:
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During a recent interview with Mary Carillo of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Clippers’ guard Chris Paul discussed his upbringing and the emphasis his parents placed on family values. As Paul’s matured into the role of father and husband, it’s obvious his parents taught him well. Whenever Paul, father to son Chris Paul II (Lil’ CP3) and daughter Camryn Alexis...
It’s a rare thing to see when an athlete walks away from the game early or while still at the peak of their primes. Barry Sanders certainly did it. With little to no warning either, just called it quits on what I personally believe was headed to being the greatest running back career of all-time. […]
The Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry are partnering with Kaiser Permanente to launch the “Own Now” platform to spread the message to young adults that they need to own their health and make healthier and more informed decisions.
“We’re not health experts, but we do know that people of all ages have to take care of their...
Mitchell Kranson gets a few knocks and Chris Paul proves the hero both with the stick and with the leather as the active Bears down the alums, 12-1.
Doc Rivers told CP3 “he was nothing” during their first conversation as player and coach, and now Chris Paul is hell bent on proving to Rivers just how good he really is.
I’m not sure if it was the powder blue uniform with the sleeves, or the fact that he saw a quality guard in Ty Lawson across from him, but Paul went off on the Nuggets Saturday night.
Paul was 13-of-21 shooting...
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers meant no disrespect to the Los Angles Lakers by covering up their championship banners and retired jerseys. “The culture is changing, and we want to be a winner,” Rivers said Monday via ESPN. “To do that, we have to make changes, and the one at Staples Center is one that I thought we needed to make. We don’t leave the Lakers floor down...
LOS ANGELES There was an obvious sense of relief for the Clippers on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
Not that they came from behind to beat the Utah Jazz 103-99. It was that the game represented their second to last contest before the end of the preseason.
"Amen," coach Doc Rivers said.
The Clippers are ready, or as ready as a team can be before beginning the long...