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Chris Paul confirms he’s “all in” with Clippers

Jul 1, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

He’s made it official.

Well, technically Chris Paul can’t put ink to paper until July 10, but we all knew he was going to stay with the Clippers and he tweeted this out Monday morning to confirm it.

This will be a five-year, $107 million deal, the max he could get. Paul has an opt-out option after four seasons.

The Clippers with CP3 running the point and Blake Griffin locked up are on the cusp of title contention — they won 56 games and were the Pacific Division champs last season. This season they add Doc Rivers as coach, which should help give them a better identity on defense and give them better Xs and Os designs late in games. But there are roster issues to deal with, such as the two guard spot in the starting lineup and depth along the front line. Oh, and getting consistency out of DeAndre Jordan would be nice.

But it all starts with Paul, and now they have him locked up.

  1. zacksdad - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Clippers fans should be thanking CP3 for getting Rivers as a coach. As a Lakers fan this does not make me happy. If it was up to Sterling he would have screwed this up. But between winners of CP3 and Rivers forcing his hand, the Clippers now are a team to be reckoned with.

    • sportsnut101 - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      200 million for alley oops for Paul n Blake. Awesome

      So cp3 n Blake n who else is on that team Crawford didn’t do nothing 2nd half of season. Barnes was better then he has been but that’s it. Oh wait they have the great Eric Bledsoe What a joke

  2. fearthehoody - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    LAs JV team, the Lakers are not happy with this!! LA is Clippers town now

    • Clayton Bigsby - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      LA, Clipper Town???…GTFOH…

      The clips are gahbage son…always have been and always will be…

      They will need to win multiple titles instead of the never will achieve in this millenia first one to be even considered in the same sentence

    • herkulease - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM

      It is going to take a lot more than two back to back early playoff exits to change LA from Laker town to Clipper town. Holding on to Chris Paul will help but they got a long way to go.

      Since moving to LA from San Diego back in 84-85 season, the Clippers have had a grand total of 4 seasons where they’ve finished above 500. They haven’t even tasted the Western Conference Finals yet. They are 2-8 all time in west semifinals.

      During the same time period the Lakers only finished 3 seasons with a record below 500. They played in 12 NBA Finals, winning 8 of them.

  3. senorpapino - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    A second round sweep last year by the Spurs and a first round exit this year does not place this team on the cusp of title contention. Adding Doc is an upgrade, but they really need one more star to be a serious threat.

  4. bucs24 - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    After 1 good season and no championships this isn’t a Clippers town I think there going to be there but put some final appearances up maybe a championship, but they will get the there In a few years lakers are going to fall and keep falling, dumbtoni isn’t taking them any where but maybe not last place, Kobe why would u stay and not retire the team needs to rebuild the clippers will win a lot more games and championships then the old lakers will for the next 10 years if baby buss doesn’t figure it out

    • dannymac17 - Jul 1, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      Lakers wont make the playoffs next year

  5. dyn0myte - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    I live in Southern California and I am a Laker fan.
    Always have been. Always will be.

    But if I was a stock trader,
    I’d be selling my shares of the company that makes Laker car flag pennants,
    and buying shares of the company that the car flag pennants for the Clippers.

    Oh, and I’d also “short” Jimmy Buss stocks…

    • loungefly74 - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      I’ll buy your “laker” stock. lets see how much its worth in a few years.

      the ClipShow is in vogue…but long term history says the Lakers will be alright. but hey, its sports. part of the fun is speculating.

      • dyn0myte - Jul 1, 2013 at 5:45 PM

        Laker history was built by Jack Kent Cooke and a Buss named Jerry…

        The Buss named “Jimmie” has steering issues.

        Sell

      • loungefly74 - Jul 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM

        all good. we will see.

  6. losanginsight - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Now flop city has to go back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to get any respect in LA. Doc brings 1 ring as a coach in 9 years in Boston?

  7. bbk1000 - Jul 1, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Just an opinion…

    Don’t rub his head….friendly or otherwise…a little man’s syndrome…

    It seems as if he is a coach killer…not a great attitude and a bad knee to boot…..

    Good luck to Chris…..

  8. soundsofsuccess7 - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Nice quote.

    I like how the author turned “I’m in” into “all in”

  9. socalskinsfan21 - Jul 2, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Remember when laker fans thought they had Chris Paul….and then David Stern vetoed the trade….too funny.

  10. allyssao0 - Jul 2, 2013 at 3:59 AM

    i like it.

  11. allyssao0 - Jul 2, 2013 at 4:07 AM

    check more

  12. losanginsight - Jul 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Now he must win back to back to back to back to back Championships to get any respect in LA. Not sure about all the hype about a coach that has 1 more ring than I do either.

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