It appears that veteran star point guard Chris Paul may be on the move again in his Hall-of-Fame-caliber career in the NBA, with the Phoenix Suns likely to part ways with him at some point this summer.
With Paul’s future up in the air, rumors began to swirl as to where he might play next season, with the Los Angeles Lakers emerging as a possible contender for his services.
Many different things link Paul to the iconic NBA franchise, as he was nearly traded to the team a decade ago after Los Angeles tried to pair him with superstar guard Kobe Bryant.
Ultimately, the league vetoed the trade in a strange “basketball reason” situation, ending the Lakers’ dominance under Bryant.
At the time, Paul wanted to return to the Lakers, as well as finally getting a chance to play with his longtime friend LeBron James and join a team that was being touted as a title contender.
However, Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports believes it would be a terrible idea for the Lakers franchise, and he may have a point considering the circumstances.
Chris Paul for the Lakers? @ColinCowherd pushes back…
“It would be a mess in Los Angeles.” pic.twitter.com/BflnJNtJno
– The Herd w/ Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) June 9, 2023
With James and Paul at the bottom of their careers and Anthony Davis as dependable as ever with persistent injury issues, this star trio could be devastating and one on par in recent times.
When Dwight Howard and Steve Nash joined Bryant and Pau Gasol in Los Angeles, the league was put on notice as some believed they would dominate the contest, but this did not happen and chaos ensued.
Injuries tore that team apart, and Howard and Bryant could not co-exist in Los Angeles, and that may be the case if the Lakers choose to play with James, 38, and an injury-prone man over-the-top. Hill brings Paul. Davis.
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