Chris Paul’s recent trade to the Houston Rockets shocked many people in the NBA world. Many were confused about the trade because of James Harden’s similar ball dominant skill set. In an interview with The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, Paul explained the thinking behind move and more.
So why leave the Clippers?
I feel like the last six years we’ve had a great run. I felt like it was not only a good time for change for me, but for the team, too. Everyone says, ‘We get killed. We can’t get there. We just can’t get over the hurdle.’ I felt like it was time for change.
Paul also explained the minutia of an NBA change of scenery as he had to tell his children about their eventual move.
“The funniest person I had to tell about it was my daughter,” Paul told The Undefeated. “When I told her, she just looked at me and said, ‘Is Mommy coming?’ That’s the rawness of kids. My daughter is 4, and she don’t care where we go, she just wants her mommy there.”
“Little Chris was definitely the toughest. When I told him, he cried, which broke me down.”