Los Angeles Clippers: Chris Paul Pulled a LeBron James

By Ryan Heckman


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Chris Paul told ESPN Wednesday that when deciding where he would land this summer in free agency, his number one objective was winning. Sound familiar?

It should. In fact, it seems only the great ones these days want to concentrate on winning over the money. Say what you want about LeBron James, but at least he has the number one goal on his mind all the time: Winning.

Isn’t that the objective of any game? Whether it’s professional basketball, horse racing or Candyland, the objective of any game is to win. Why else are there rules? Why do they keep score? Prove me otherwise, but the guys who are after the ring are making the best decisions with their career.

When looking at his options this summer, Paul chose the Los Angeles Clippers for one reason and one reason only. He said this week that his reason was because the Clippers gave him the best chance to win. And you know what? He’s absolutely right.

With Doc Rivers running the show, the Clippers can finally put their talent together and form a championship-caliber team. The talent is there. Paul has an undeniable chemistry with both his big men Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. Not many teams can say they have two big, athletic front court players who have a clear chemistry with their point guard.

Paul chose the Clippers for the right reason, and in 2013 they will absolutely compete for a championship. There’s no doubt they have brought in all the right pieces, giving them plenty of scoring and hopefully enough defense to hold up against the likes of the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior NBA Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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