Christopher Emmanuel "Chris" Paul (born May 6, 1985) is the American professional basketball player for the L . A . Clippers on the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighing 175 lb (79 kg), he's got began specifically in the position of point guard. Paul has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Honor, an Olympic gold medal, and brought the NBA in assists 3 times and steals six times. He's also been selected to 7 NBA All-Star teams, six All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams.
Paul had been a McDonald's All-American in high school. He joined Wake Forest University for just two years of college basketball when he assisted the Demon Deacons obtain their first ever number one standing. He has been selected 4th all round in the 2005 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets and traded to the Clippers in 2011.
On December 8, 2011, the Hornets accepted a three-team trade transferring Paul for the L . A . Lakers. A NBA, that owned the team at the time, nullified the offer, with commissioner David Stern claiming New Orleans would be better off holding Paul.The clubs taking part in the transaction 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, nonetheless the deal broke down once the NBA added additional demands to the authentic conditions. 2 days later, the teams now formed the deal, transferring Paul and 2 future second round draft picks in 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 that he might opt in the final year for his agreement and stay in Los Angeles for at least 2 more years.