Chris Paul is one of the most talented point guards to have ever played in the NBA, possibly the second best behind Magic Johnson.
CP3 is a rarely gifted athlete who displays a hard work ethic that is recognized from his admission to laboring over Steve Nash film footage in order to improve his game.
He is the ultimate point guard, the tenacious quarterback of the New Orleans Hornets who averages at least 20 points and at least 10 assists almost every game. He runs the offense and puts the plays in motion. Like Nash and Magic, Paul feeds his teammates and makes them better.
This past offseason NBA fans were treated to the “summer of LeBron affair,” followed by the “Chris Paul affair” that didn’t quite get off the ground despite the media blitz.
New Orleans fans are happy that CP3 is still in town, despite his controversial trade demand, but is Paul really happy with his situation as "king bee" at The Hive?
The possibility of Chris Paul departing from the city of New Orleans, the only NBA home he has ever known, as the NBA’s February 2011 trade deadline looms near increases with every day.
A comparison of Chris Paul’s situation to LeBron James’ exit out of Cleveland would be like comparing apples and oranges.
This is simply because the king’s unmatched mega star power that was rivaled by only Tiger Woods in sports, seduced the whole country into jumping onto the Cleveland Cavalier bandwagon. As a result, the majority of NBA fans were also LeBron James’ fans and “the king in Cleveland” would have worked just as well for his brand as the king anywhere else.
The same cannot be said about Chris Paul in New Orleans or any other NBA superstar, including Kobe Bryant. Kobe needs L.A. and Kobe would not work in a small cap NBA city.
It saddens me to come to the realization that Chris Paul’s days in the Big Easy are numbered.
Here are the top 10 reasons why Chris Paul will demand a trade by the NBA’s trade deadline.