“Right now it's just a matter of me feeling out a new point guard and the rest of the team feeling out a new point guard."
—All-Star Blake Griffin

“He's a general. He wins. He's a warrior, and he's going to take this whole organization to the next level."
—Clippers vice president Neil Olshey

“Blake Griffin has like a 60-inch vertical. Chris is vastly entertaining. I'd definitely check them out. They're a team with a high motor, they're young and they run up and down the floor."
—Superstar Kobe Bryant

“On this team there is no doubt that Chris is the guy.”
—Former teammate Peja Stojakovic

“Chris is the face of our franchise and a leader both on and off the court ... Getting him signed to an extension was our number one priority.”
—Hornets owner George Shinn

“I have been with the team for 17 years and he stands out as one of our community leaders that we have had on the team in all of those years.”
—Hornets executive Suzanne Werdann

“He is one of the best young point guards in the league, if not the best."
—Former Hornets head coach Byron Scott

“His confidence has been sky high since he played in the Olympics. Playing with those great players, and the feedback I'm hearing from all those guys over there is he was the leader of the team."

He is every bit mature enough to be able to handle the fame and fortune that come with being an NBA superstar. Fame and fortune couldn't be in better hands.”
—Oklahoma City Mayor
Mick Cornett

“I think Chris Paul may be the best point guard we’ve ever played against.”
—Former Indiana head coach Mike Davis

“In five years, he’ll be the best point guard in the game. Hands down."
—Former NBA star Stephon Marbury

“If Chris Paul never played a minute of basketball at Wake Forest, Wake Forest University would still be a better place because he went there. He’s that good a kid.”
—Former Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser

“He doesn’t take himself too seriously. He knows that while everyone tells him he’s the greatest thing since Cheerios, he’s still got to cut the grass on Saturday.”

“Chris is just like a one-man fastbreak.”
—Former teammate Justin Gray

“I was never that good.”
—Former Knicks GM Isiah Thomas

“He’s as good as we’ve had come into our league in a long, long time.”
—Bobcats head coach Larry Brown

“He’s a warrior. Don’t be fooled by his demeanor and his little cherub smile. He’s a quiet assassin.”
—Hornets assistant coach Jim Cleamons

“He has an uncanny way of getting the ball to you. That’s something you’re born with, a special trait that’s inside of you. It’s like he’s been here before.”
—Former teammate P.J. Brown

“He gets it, on and off the floor. Most rookies think they know it all. He’s all ears and no mouth. Everybody around here likes him.”

“He's got that competitive chip that not that many guys have.”
—Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles


Blake Griffin,
EA Sports box cover



Byron Scott, 1988 Fleer



Stephon Marbury, 2004 Hoop



Larry Brown, 1992 Courtside

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