Found January 05, 2012 on
by Lang Whitaker | @langwhitaker
LOS ANGELES — “I actually feel like I’m cheating when I play in my shoe,” Chris Paul said, holding aloft his latest signature kick, the Jordan CP3.V.
Paul was speaking this afternoon to a crowd of media gathered in downtown Los Angeles at the Cooper Tower. Jordan Brand transformed an empty loft space atop the building into a temporary showroom for the CP3.V, with several installations showing different parts of Paul’s life: his childhood in North Carolina, his high school, college and pro careers. Chris talked fondly about growing up in North Carolina and playing basketball with his brother, and losing basketballs that bounced into the woods where snakes hid in the weeds, making the Paul brothers afraid to reach for the ball.
CP3 classifies himself as “a shoe fanatic, a shoe freak,” and he said he spends time nearly every day on all the sneaker websites looking for the latest info. Jordan designer Tom Luedecke said he and Paul met “six or seven times...
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BEHIND THE BACK
While Los Angeles may be "Lob City" with Chris Paul throwing oops to high flyers like Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, perhaps the best lob of the early NBA season came tonight from Rudy Fernandez of the Denver Nuggets. Fernandez had quite the journey this offseason to Denver from Real Madrid via Dallas, but could turn out to be a solid addition for the high powered Nuggets...
Chris Paul appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night. The newest Clipper point guard spent time defending his new team (naturally) and discussing his current living arrangements (he’s in a hotel with his wife Jada and son. As are his brother CJ and his wife plus his parents… not all in the same room)
Clearly it’s a new day with the Clippers. They even occupy the Walls of the...
Ever since Chris Paul became a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, the name "Lob City" has been the top meme of the 2011-12 NBA season. The moniker promises visions of basketballular delight on the level of gumdrop forests and marshmallow clouds. What we've seen from the Clippers so far this season has been a work in progress, but the name persists nonetheless. Once...
After what was widely considered the best offseason in Los Angeles Clippers history, all eyes were on the Clippers to live up to their new found expectations. The NBA lockout and its impact on the season forced the team to start playing regular season games right out of the gate and it showed.
The Clippers had poor spacing and lacked cohesion and familiarity on the...
The likes of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are benefiting from the calming presence of Chris Paul and the savvy of Chauncey Billups, who have preached the need for steady progress.The likes of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are benefiting from the calming presence of Chris Paul and the savvy of Chauncey Billups, who have preached the need for steady progress.
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In Sunday’s loss at Denver, Kobe Bryant went 6-28 from the field as the Lakers fell to the Nuggets 99-91.
Immediately following the game many people criticized Bryant for shooting too much. Gasol and Bynum had an advantage down low. The Lakers big men combined 56% from the field. Kobe finished shooting a mere 21%
ESPN’s Rick Reilly recently sat...
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are giving the Los Angeles Clippers an impressive one-two scoring punch, but defense has held the key to whether the Clippers win or lose.
The Clippers could use another strong defensive performance when they host the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
Griffin's 26.0 points and 9.8 rebounds per game are both tops on Los Angeles (2-2), while Paul...
Chris Paul visited the Jimmy Kimmel show this week, and handled all of Jimmy’s jabs about the Clippers’ lack of success in the past—and his snide remarks about CP3 preferring the Lakers. He also talked about how he’s living, his recent marriage and of course, hoops.
(H/T: I Am A GM)
CHRIS PAUL made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday to discuss his controversial trade to the L.A. Clippers and Kimmel, a notorious Lakers fan, asked Paul the questions every Purple-and-Gold follower would want to know…
Kimmel’s question to Paul about wanting to be a Laker over being a Clipper is dead-on…exactly what I would have asked the four-time All-Star...
With seven new players on their roster, including starters Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups and Caron Butler, they are using practices to try to grow into cohesive unit.With seven new players on their roster, including starters Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups and Caron Butler, they are using practices to try to grow into cohesive unit.
TONIGHT: ROCKETS at L.A. CLIPPERS
When/where: 9:30 p.m.; Staples Center.
TV/radio: FSH; 610 AM, 850 AM (Spanish).
Players to watch: G Kyle Lowry keyed the Rockets' wins last week and is especially important against Clippers guard Chris Paul. Lowry needs to keep Paul occupied, rather than have him reach into passing lanes for steals and deflections. Clippers G Chris Paul has...
The Clippers shot 57.3% from the floor last night as they smashed the Rockets in L.A. Blake Griffin (22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot) and Chris Paul (20 points, 2 rebounds, 10 assists and 3 steals) led the way for the Clippers in this game. Randy Foye pitched in with 16 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists and 1 steal in only 19 minutes on the floor in this...
Living in Lob City has its share of side perks besides all the many DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin highlights. It also has talk shows people enjoy watching like Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel. This week new Clippers hope Chris Paul was a guest on the show and many Clippers franchise and nixed Lakers trade jokes were had for the entire family to enjoy.
More of the interview below.