Christopher Emmanuel "Chris" Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers on the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing around 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighing 175 lb (79 kg), he's got began exclusively in the position of point guard. Paul has received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, an Olympic gold medal, and led the National basketball association in assists 3 times and steals 6 times. He's got already been picked to 7 NBA All-Star teams, six All-NBA teams, and 6 All-Defensive clubs.
Paul is a McDonald's All-American in high school. He joined Wake Forest University for two years of college basketball where he assisted the Demon Deacons obtain their initial ever number one position. He has been elected fourth overall on the 2005 NBA draft with the New Orleans Hornets and traded into the Clippers in 2011.
On December 8, 2011, the Hornets accepted a three-team trade sending Paul on the L . A . Lakers. The NBA, which owned the team during the time, nullified the deal, together with commissioner David Stern claiming New Orleans would be better off keeping Paul.The clubs involved on the trade attempted to negotiate the league to reverse its ruling and reconstruct the deal does not help.On December 12, the Hornets accepted a trade sending Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers, even so the deal broke down after the NBA added further needs to the authentic terms. Two days later, the teams now formed the trade, sending Paul and 2 future 2nd stage draft picks to the Clippers for Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, and the Minnesota Timberwolves' unprotected first round pick inside the 2012 draft. After the deal's conclusion, Paul announced that he would choose into the final season of his agreement and stay in Los Angeles for at least two more years.