It’s been quite a good new NBA season for the Los Angeles Clippers. They already boasted one of the brightest young frontcourts in the league with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan and things only got better when the stole all-star point guard Chris Paul away from their Staples Center co-tenants the Los Angeles Lakers.
The move instantly made the Clippers relevant and finally had them in headlines for all the right reasons. The team had been the butt of late night jokes for decades, but my how things have changed. Well kinda, the jokes still came, but it’s much more positive. Paul, aka CP3 went on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to talk about joining the team and more. Check it below.
You have to give Paul credit, he endured the jokes and made it clear that he’s here to change things.
“What I do now is that I am with the Clippers and one thing that everyone can be assured of is that every night we’re gonna go out, play hard and we’re gonna compete.” – Chris Paul.
Will R. is a journalist/writer who covers sports, news and music for several websites. He’s a longtime Clippers fan and his “Diary of a Clippers Fan” is regularly published during the NBA season. His music work can be found on www.WestCoastRydaz.com
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(H/T: I Am A GM)
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More of the interview below.
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When/where: 9:30 p.m.; Staples Center.
TV/radio: FSH; 610 AM, 850 AM (Spanish).
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