Chris Paul Checks in on Hospitalized Lil Wayne

Dan Favale@@danfavaleFeatured ColumnistMarch 17, 2013

Chris Paul really was born to assist.

According to TMZ, Paul, among other celebrities, went to visit Lil Wayne after the hip-hop mogul was hospitalized twice in the same week for seizures:

Lil Wayne had no shortage of famous visitors last night -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and his wife Jada stopped by Cedars-Sinai to see how the famous rapper was doing. 

Cameras also caught Drake, Weezy's protégé, visiting Wayne last night as well. 

As TMZ first reported, Wayne was hospitalized twice this week for seizures. His situation was dire last night, but his condition eventually stabilized.

One can only hope that Paul was there to assist (coerce?) Lil' Wayne into rehab following the news of his sizzurp binge. 

Somewhat surprisingly, this isn't the first time the star point guard has taken time out of his busy schedule to go and visit his "friend."

Per, Paul graced him with his presence at Rikers Island while the singer served time for criminal possession of a weapon. In fact, one of the first things Wayne did upon release, per Rolling Stone, was attend a New Orleans Hornets game, the team Paul played for at the time.

I know what you're thinking: Such a charming duo, right?

Wayne isn't a stranger to the NBA's stars, though. He used to be tight with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade before being "snubbed" by them at a Miami Heat-Hornets contest.

I do wonder, however, if there was another rhyme or reason for Paul's visit—like to provide Wayne with some actual tickets to an NBA game. The Oklahoma City Thunder infamously turned him away from a game last year because he apparently thought he didn't need any tickets to be admitted entry.

Wayne was also either removed or left of his own accord during a Los Angeles Lakers-Heat game earlier this year. We're not entirely sure. We never really are with Weezy.

Rest assured, though, that his relationship with the league's top point man doesn't seem to have been fractured as a result of any of his Association-related escapades. In addition to his health, I know that's what you were concerned about most.

If there is anything of value to be taken away from this, it's that Paul is benevolent both on and off the court. From dropping dimes to doctor's visitation, he cares about his teammates and his friends—and perhaps even their car/health/life insurance policies, too.

There appears to be more Cliff Paul in him than we thought.