Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chris Paul - "I actually preferred being traded to the Clippers rather than the Lakers last year", Admits to Getting Sonned By Pau Gasol

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who is featured on the covers of October's GQ , told the magazine he actually preferred being traded to the Clippers rather than the Los Angeles Lakers last year.

"I actually preferred being traded to the Clippers rather than the Lakers last year. They had the better pieces," Paul said. "And winning with the Clippers would be legendary."

Last year NBA commissioner David Stern nixed a trade that would have sent Paul from the then league-owned New Orleans Hornets to the Lakers in a package that would have included Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom. A week later he was traded to the Clippers instead.

Paul also said he was still irritated about being patted on the head by Gasol when the Lakers played the Clippers last season, causing the two to be separated in the waning seconds of the game.

"We call that sonnin'," Paul said. "Like when I take Lil Chris to the bathroom, I'll walk with my hand on his head. That's my son. You know what I mean? I understand that Gasol is that tall, but don't do to me what I do to my son."

"Sonnin" aside, does anyone actually believe he wanted to be a Clipper? The thought that someone would rather be a Clipper than a Laker is laughable. Did Paul forget he threaten to sue the NBA for not allowing the trade to happen?

The Lakers will play the Clippers in a preseason game Oct. 24. 

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