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LOOKBACK: Why an airball is one of Chris Paul’s best career plays

May 28, 2020 - 11:32 AM

An on-court mishap goes into Chris Paul’s long list of career highlights

STELLAR. Chris Paul was a high school sensation even before strutting his stuff in the NBA. Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook, Paul highlight NBA All-Star reserves

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Traded for each other in the offseason, Houston's Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City's Chris Paul headline the All-Star reserves

'Brain smart' Chris Paul steadies streaking Thunder

Dec 30, 2019 - 6:23 PM

As Chris Paul tries to lead a young Thunder squad, the veteran point guard also wins a lot of love and praise from his teammates

Thunder could send Chris Paul to Heat – reports

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:26 PM

A possible Chris Paul-Jimmy Butler pairing may just turn the Miami Heat into an Eastern Conference contender

WHERE WILL HE GO? Chris Paul obviously wants to play for a contender as he enters the twilight of his career. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder trade Westbrook to Rockets for Chris Paul, draft picks

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:23 AM

(UPDATED) The blockbuster deal reunites former MVPs Russell Westbrook and James Harden

OLD TIMES. Russell Westbrook forms another  power duo with former teammate James Harden. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Rockets' Chris Paul fined $35,000 for referee bump

Apr 30, 2019 - 10:08 AM

'If I'm not emotional, I'm not me, but I've definitely got to be better for my team,' says Rockets star Chris Paul

UPSET. Chris Paul gets ejected in Game 1 of the Rockets’ playoff duel versus the defending champion Warriors. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron, CP3, Melo turn up antics in Wade's final game

Apr 11, 2019 - 2:01 PM

LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony ham it up with Dwyane Wade as their long-time pal plays his final NBA game

 TOP SQUAD. Dwyane Wade (second from left) gets a lot of love from best friends and league stars (from left) Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and LeBron James in his farewell match. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Mar 21, 2019 - 11:02 AM

James Harden and Chris Paul put on a show for the Houston Rockets

DAZZLING DUO. Chris Paul and James Harden spice up the Rockets' dominant win over the Hawks. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul cracks NBA all-time top 10 in steals

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:17 AM

The Houston Rockets star becomes just the fourth player to rank in the all-time top 10 in both steals and assists

ELITE. Chris Paul joins an elite group that includes Hall of Fame guards John Stockton, Jason Kidd and Gary Payton.

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 11, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Thunder superstars Paul George and Russell Westbrook team up for a steal-and-slam play as Rockets guard Chris Paul dish out clever assists

STAR POWER. Paul George and Russell Westbrook deliver the goods yet again for the Thunder. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul to miss at least two weeks with hamstring strain

Dec 22, 2018 - 10:34 AM

The Houston Rockets are on a 0-5 record without Chris Paul this NBA season

BIG BLOW. Chris Paul is down with another hamstring injury again. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Ingram, Rondo, Paul suspended after Lakers-Rockets brawl

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:20 AM

The NBA slaps Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Houston Rockets' Chris Paul with multiple suspensions

MELEE. Los Angeles' Lonzo Ball (left) and Lance Stephenson try to restrain Brandon Ingram during the brawl that erupted between the Lakers and the Houston Rockets. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers-Rockets brawl: Chris Paul claims Rajon Rondo spit on him

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Houston's James Harden says teammate Chris Paul only stood up for himself

PEACEMAKER. Lakers' LeBron James pulls away his friend and Houston's Chris Paul away from the melee. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Fight breaks out in Lakers-Rockets game

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Things have already turned ugly in the opening week of the 2018-2019 NBA season

BRAWL. Rockets' Chris Paul and Lakers' Rajon Rondo come to blows as LeBron James and their teammates try to break them up. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets deal LeBron, Lakers 2nd loss in fight-marred game

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Punches were thrown late in the game that led to the ejection of Houston's Chris Paul and Los Angeles' Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram

Houston's James Harden (left) and PJ Tucker sandwich Lakers superstar LeBron James. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

NBA record watch: LeBron, Curry due for big milestones

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:13 PM

LeBron James and Steph Curry lead the NBA superstars poised to set new milestones this season

SIZZLING CURRY. Former NBA Most Valuable Player Steph Curry could crack the top 3 of the NBA’s all-time list for three-pointers made. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Houston Rockets sign Chris Paul to new $160M contract

Jul 09, 2018 - 8:16 AM

The 4-year deal, reportedly about $160 million, reunites Chris Paul with NBA MVP James Harden

Chris Paul inks deal with Rockets, DeAndre Jordan 'verbally' commits to Mavericks

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Everyone who formed the Los Angeles Clippers' own version of the 'Big 3' has left

DIFFERENT DECISIONS. DeAndre Jordan (left) leaves the Los Angeles Clippers while Chris Paul stays with the Houston Rockets. Jordan photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP and Paul photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul out of Rockets lineup for Warriors decider

May 29, 2018 - 8:23 AM

The absence of the topnotch guard may be a devastating blow as Houston tries to advance to the NBA Finals against the defending champion

MAHOR BLOW. Chris Paul, who suffered a hamstring injury, concedes defeat in his attempts to play in Game 7. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets lose Chris Paul for Game 6 due to hamstring injury

May 26, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The star guard sits out the crucial match as Houston tries to wrap up the NBA West finals series against the Golden State Warriors

MAJOR LOSS. Chris Paul averages 21.1 points during the playoffs for the Houston Rockets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Even minus Chris Paul, Houston coach says Rockets will be 'all right'

May 25, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The uncertainty over the injured guard's Game 6 status doesn't worry Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni

ANXIOUS. Houston coach Mike D'Antoni admits that Chris Paul, who suffered a hamstring injury, feels worried, saying his ’spirits aren't great.’ Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul 'worried' after late hamstring injury in Game 5

May 25, 2018 - 12:55 PM

If CP3 can't suit up in Game 6, NBA Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon is ready to take his starting spot

BIG BLOW. The Houston Rockets score a big win, but also absorbed a big casualty as Chris Paul suffers an injury against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors get their payback from Houston's 'mental' mistakes

May 15, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni puts emphasis on becoming mentally sharper to beat the championship-experienced Warriors

COMMUNICATE BETTER. A relatively quiet Chris Paul believes that the Rockets can even the Western Conference finals series. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Harden leads Rockets' roll over top teams

Jan 23, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The Rockets earn their 3rd straight victory

NO REST. James Harden puts up 28 points to lead the Rockets to their second victory since his return. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Paul, Rockets teammates attempt to confront Clippers players in locker room - reports

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The two teams don't seem to like each other very much

HEATED RETURN. Chris Paul  argues a call during the first half against the LA Clippers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards send Rockets reeling to fifth straight loss

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Houston is held to their fewest first-half points this season in the loss

OUT OF FUEL. Not even Chris Paul's return from injury can propel the Rockets out of their losing streak. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul will miss reunion game against Clippers with thigh injury

Dec 22, 2017 - 7:59 AM

Paul suffered the adductor muscle injury this week against the Lakers

SITTING OUT. The Rockets have managed to keep the best record in the league, even with Chris Paul missing time with injuries. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets and Warriors roll on to remain top 2 in the West

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The Rockets make late scoring spree from guards James Harden and Chris Paul to thank for the win

7TH STRAIGHT. Klay Thompson leads the Curry-less Warriors to their 7th straight victory. File photo from AFP

Rockets could be without Chris Paul for 4 weeks - reports

Oct 21, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Chris Paul could miss a few weeks, but Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni says there are no tears or serious damage in his knee

BUMP. The Rockets have downplayed the seriousness of Chris Paul's knee injury but he could sit out for 4 weeks. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Superteams emerge as greatest threat to Golden State dynasty

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The nuclear arms race to build teams that can beat the Warriors creates new challenges for teams that must manage the talent and egos of their players

SUPER FRIENDS. Paul George combined with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony to form a team in Oklahoma City which could challenge the Golden State Warriors out west. Photo by David Mcnew/AFP

Carmelo Anthony to Houston Rockets trade deal in the works - report

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Knicks and Rockets are exploring a deal which may involve as many as 4 teams ESPN reports

LIFTOFF? Carmelo Anthony could join James Harden and Chris Paul in Houston. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul unites with James Harden in trade to Houston Rockets

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:31 AM

The 9 time All Star Paul will join the MVP runner up Harden to form an exciting backcourt duo

TRADED. Chris Paul joins NBA MVP finalist James Harden in the Houston Rockets. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images North America/AFP

Clippers' Blake Griffin opts for free agency, Chris Paul expected to follow

Jun 24, 2017 - 12:54 PM

The moves were expected and there is a good chance both will remain with the Clippers

FREE AGENT. Blake Griffin may be pursued by the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the San Antonio Spurs are expected to make a play for Chris Paul. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images North America/AFP

NBA ‘super friend’ Chris Paul quietly creates a legacy amid hatred

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Chris Paul has been criticized for not making it deep into the playoffs but his numbers have shown him to be a pillar of consistency

UNSUNG GREAT. Despite avoiding the negative publicity off the court, Chris Paul has not gotten away from criticism. File photo by Mike Brown/EPA

Thumb surgery to sideline Clippers' Paul 6 to 8 weeks

Jan 18, 2017 - 12:23 PM

Already without Blake Griffin the bad news increased for the Clippers with CP3 expected to miss a lot of time

Impressive Clippers snap skid with rout of Cavaliers

Dec 02, 2016 - 12:48 PM

In a battle between two of the best teams in the NBA the Clippers prevail over the defending champions

LA Clippers crush Nets for seventh straight victory

Nov 15, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Clippers continue their formidability at home moving their record to 10 1 on the season

FULL CLIP. J.J. Reddick scores 18 for the Clippers as LA continues its impressive early run. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs' LeBron James becomes youngest to 27,000 points

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:19 PM

UPDATED LeBron James 31 years and 317 days old scores 11 in the first quarter to surpass former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant

27,000 POINTS. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Verizon Center on November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers avenge playoff loss to Blazers in season-opener

Oct 28, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Blake Griffin and Chris Paul both score 27 points to send a message to the team that eliminated them in the playoffs last year

GOOD START. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are off to a good start in the Clippers' 2016-17 season. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Michael Jordan shoots down kids' shoe dreams

Aug 01, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Kids at a basketball camp learned the hard way never to bet against a legend like Michael Jordan

GOAT. Michael Jordan proves he's still the Greatest of All Time. Screengrab from Instagram/@coachspoon2

NBA stars use ESPY Awards platform to call for end to violence

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:13 PM

LeBron James Dwyane Wade Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul take a stand and deliver a powerful message at the ESPY awards

NBA: Paul out indefinitely, Griffin season over for Clippers

Apr 27, 2016 - 12:17 PM

The injuries to both stars deal a major blow to the Clippers playoff aspirations

Clippers' Chris Paul fractures hand in Game 4 against Trail Blazers

Apr 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Paul appears to have injured his hand as he defended a layup

INJURED. Chris Paul dribbles around a pick in the first quarter of Game 4 against the Trail Blazers. He then injured his hand in the third quarter and did not return to the game. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Los Angeles Clippers beat Denver Nuggets to book playoff spot

Mar 28, 2016 - 10:59 AM

DeAndre Jordan tallies 16 points and 16 rebounds as the Clippers clinch a spot in the Western Conference playoffs

POSTSEASON PASS. DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers have booked their tickets to the postseason. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

WATCH: Chris Paul fakes Kevin Durant, hits him in nuts

Mar 10, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Chris Paul unveils a new trick to slow down defenders

LA Clippers to Filipinos: We want your All-Star votes

Jan 18, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Fans get a chance to win an autographed boxing glove by Manny Pacquiao and basketball by Chris Paul

'Vintage' Horford scores 33 as Hawks halt Bulls

Jan 10, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Al Horford also pulled down 10 rebounds handed out 6 assists and blocked 4 shots as Atlanta led throughout

FLYING HIGH. Al Horford turned in a vintage performance to lead the Hawks over their Eastern Conference rivals from Chicago. File photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Spike Lee, NBA stars Curry, CP3, Anthony team-up to fight gun violence

Dec 24, 2015 - 2:43 PM

Film director Spike Lee has joined the NBA in an initiative to fight gun violence in America hoping that star power can succeed where politics has so far failed

AGAINST VIOLENCE. Steph Curry says a recent shooting involving a 3-year-old made him think of his own daughter Riley. File photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Director Spike Lee teams with NBA stars to fight gun violence

Dec 24, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Lee will direct End Gun Violence ads featuring basketball superstars

END GUN VIOLENCE. Filmmaker Spike Lee shows a peace sign to the crowd after leading a march calling for an end to gun violence on December 1, 2015 in New York City. Photo by Andrew Burton / Getty Images / AFP

Golden State Warriors down Clippers for 13-0 start

Nov 20, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The Warriors erased a 23 point first half deficit to stretch their NBA season opening win streak to 13 games

Stephen Curry and the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors have a big reason to throw their hands in the air. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP