Prior to his return against the Philadelphia 76ers, there were some doubts on whether Chris Paul would appear in the 2014 NBA All-Star game, but he confirmed that he will be playing in New Orleans this weekend.
“It was all about me getting healthy.”
“It was more important for me to get healthy and be there for my team and my teammates. The All-Star Game is an honor and a privilege, but being healthy is the most important thing. The All-Star Game was second, but it feels good to be ready to go.” (PAUL CONFIRMS HE WILL PLAY IN ALL-STAR GAME)
This will be Chris Paul’s seventh All-Star appearance in his nine year career. Unlike his last few appearances, Paul will be participating in the All-Star game as a reserve after Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant beat out Paul in the fan vote. He was then voted in as a reserve by the coaches around the league.
In Paul’s last All-Star appearance, he notched 20 points, 15 assists and 4 steals on his way to win his first All-Star MVP award.
Paul and Blake Griffin will be the only two Clippers representatives to participate in the All-Star festivities.