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Report: Chris Paul has nasal fracture, will wear mask just like you know who

Mar 11, 2012, 10:21 PM EST

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It’s apparently a fad now. From the Los Angeles Times:

Chris Paul warmed up for Sunday’s game against Golden State with a very familiar accessory.

A Kobe mask.

Paul was hit in the face during the first quarter of Friday’s game against San Antonio.

A Clippers spokesman said that Paul received an X-ray on Saturday and it revealed that Paul had sustained a nasal fracture. He added that Paul will be wearing the mask for a few weeks.

Paul apparently sustained the injury in the first half when he was elbowed by Spurs swingman Danny Green.

via Chris Paul suffers nasal fracture, will wear a protective mask – latimes.com.

Well, hey Kobe scored a lot of points while wearing a mask. He took a lot of shots, but still.

This could actually impact Paul a lot more. Peripheral vision is impacted with masks like this because your eyes naturally adjust to the elements in line of sight, and that impacts things like seeing where guys are in transition. So much of Paul’s passing is feel and knowledge, but it still could have an impact. The Clippers need him to be OK because the team has kind of unraveled over the past couple of weeks.

(Image via the NBA via Larry Brown Sports)

  1. piperworm - Mar 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    How obvious does he need to make it that he is a weak, fragile man? All that physical power and no mental toughness. The more he dances around the issue the further he digs himself in. Orlando should trade him to whichever team he’ll agree to as soon as they can. Why would they want him as a cornerstone anyway? He’d rather be the uncontested alpha than a winner.

    • piperworm - Mar 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM

      that screed was obviously intended for the d12 post. cp3 looks just dandy in his new mask. they should paint these like hockey goalies…

  2. eastcoastblows - Mar 11, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    I poop on face masks

  3. laughsatyou - Mar 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    Watched the Clipper game tonight and was wondering what happened to Caron Butler. He barely played and when he did he was terrible out there .He been pretty bad for the last month. If the Clips want to make a legit run they need him . 0-6 today with 1 point and 1 reb in 19 min. This is also the first year of a 3 year 24 million contract thats starting to look really bad.

    • losangelasbasketball - Mar 12, 2012 at 1:58 AM

      just picked up my mask today, gonna wear it to the office…

    • opshuns - Mar 12, 2012 at 2:52 AM

      Butler? Did any one see Mo? I guess it is okay, after what they did to the Spurs. Homecooking…

  4. max20characters - Mar 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Warriors beat the Clippers IN Los Angeles. No love for GS?

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