BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Living in Los Angeles was never the plan for Clippers guard Chris Paul.
"I'm born and raised on the East Coast," Paul said speaking Wednesday night at the Beverly Hilton at the 9th Annual LA Sports Awards. "I sort of swore on my life that I would never come this far away from home."
However, since he's been here for the past two and a half years, he's loving it. And for good reason.
"It's a lot of sunshine," Paul said.
The Clippers guard has been a ray of sunshine for the organization and its fans. Last season, he led the team to a season sweep of the Lakers for the first time since the two began sharing the Staples Center, and also the first division championship in franchise history. For that and more, Paul was named the LA Sports Awards Sportsman of the Year Wednesday night.
"I'm blessed," Paul said. "I get a chance to play basketball every day and say that's my way of life.
"It's a dream come true."
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