Christopher Emmanuel "Chris" Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player of the L . A . Clippers of 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 won the NBA Rookie of the Year Honor, an Olympic gold medal, and led a NBA on assists three times and steals six times. He's got already been selected to 7 NBA All-Star teams, six All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive clubs.
Paul is a McDonald's All-American in high school. He attended Wake Forest University for 2 years of university basketball when he helped the Demon Deacons accomplish their 1st ever number one position. He was picked 4th overall on the 2005 NBA draft with the New Orleans Hornets and traded into the Clippers in 2011.
In December 8, 2011, the Hornets accepted a three-team trade sending Paul for the L . A . Lakers. A NBA, who owned the team at the time, nullified the offer, with commissioner David Stern claiming New Orleans would be better off keeping Paul.The teams taking part in the trade tried out to lobby the league to change its ruling and reconstruct the deal to no avail.On December 12, the Hornets decided to a trade sending Paul into the Los Angeles Clippers, even so the deal broke down once the NBA added additional demands for the authentic terms. Two days later, the teams at long last made the deal, transferring Paul and two future second round draft picks for the Clippers for Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, and also Minnesota Timberwolves' unprotected first round pick inside the 2012 draft. Upon the deal's completion, Paul announced which he could opt to the final season for his contract and remain on L . A . for at least two more years.