LA Clippers: Chris Paul is thankful for his time with the Clips

LA Clippers Chris Paul (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LA Clippers Chris Paul (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) /

On The Knuckleheads podcast, Chris Paul talked about his time with the LA Clippers.

Chris Paul joined Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles on The Knuckleheads on Tuesday to talk about his career and restarting the season. Part of that conversation, of course, was about his time with the LA Clippers as a member of Lob City.

Paul was very positive about his time with the Clippers, even mentioning that he wasn’t appreciative enough until after he left, especially being part of some of the best in-game dunks in league history.

"“I didn’t appreciate it enough probably until I left. Dead serious. I can admit that because everybody always talks about how I made them better, but they made me better, right? Some of those passes I threw should have been turnovers. Straight up. I’m coming up, just doing like that but all you had to do was keep it in the arena and one of them was gonna get it.”"

CP3 also admitted he would try his best to not get too hyped in the games when dunks happened but would freak out during his rewatches of the games.

Paul also talked about how much fun he realizes that Lob City group had. One has to wonder if he felt more positively about that group after his stint in Houston concluded with him being traded.

He even admitted to butting heads with coach Doc Rivers but knew they had the shared goal of winning and still uses Doc-isms to this day when speaking to his AAU teams or teammates. He also praised Doc for his push to make the Clippers feel like a real team by removing the Lakers’ banners during home games. CP3 said he felt a real culture change happen during his time there which Richardson and Miles also said they saw happen from the outside.

He also mentioned that he left LA because things weren’t right and he didn’t feel that the team was ready to compete for a championship. Outside of that, everything Paul said about the Clippers seemed to be positive. He even talked about how much Ralph Lawler, Jason Powell, and several other Clippers’ employees meant to him.

We still haven’t gotten the entire story as to why Lob City failed but it seemed the breakup was something both sides needed. CP3 got a fresh start in Houston while the Clippers began their soft rebuild with the pieces they got in exchange for him.

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