Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  27 responses

CP3 Says Goodbye to His Alley-Oop Buddy

Here’s Chris Paul on Tyson Chandler’s departure: “New Orleans Hornets superstar point guard Chris Paul, speaking during a break at his basketball camp Tuesday at Tulane, said he has mixed emotions about the Hornets trading Tyson Chandler to the Charlotte Bobcats for Emeka Okafor. ‘I’m missing a great friend,’ Paul said. ‘A brother. TC was my man. Not just during the basketball season; his wife, his kids, his in-laws, he was somebody I could talk to about anything and he made me a better player.’ But Paul said ‘it’s over and done with now. I’m excited by Emeka getting here. He brings that shot-blocking presence and he’s got the ability to make post moves.’”

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  • jermareodavidson


  • http://slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/fear/ Freedom Fries

    That blows – I liked Tyson and CP3

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    ^ Me too. I just don’t see Okafor being able to reproduce what Chandler did in NO. But, if he can..

  • Prison Mike

    If CP3 is really an MVP, he will make Emeka better.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    In my years watching the NBA, most of the time there’s always a great alley-oop combo. Payton-Kemp (best ever), the ShawShaq Redemption, Kidd-Martin, Paul-Chandler, who got next?

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton


  • john

    what about D.Rose-Tyrus Thomas for the bulls what do yall think?

  • henry

    more like shaq to bron

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    They were mos definetly an exciting tandem but all good things must come to an end. they should have traded david west’s ass. play wit it.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty aka Free Lester Hudson

    The next grear oop combo? the same combo its been for the last 4-5 years, anyone to Josh Smith.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Paul-Chandler worked out well. They didn’t need Tyson to make a lot of moves on offense, they have David West. But w/e.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Nash-Amare, Nash-Marion were great.

  • Anony Mous

    Felton-Chandler?…lol God no. If the Jazz end up with Tyrus Thomas him and D-Will could work.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Hedo-Dwight. Hahaha (I was going to say Nash-Marion but it was already said)

  • Prison Mike

    T-Mac to himself

  • riggs

    kobe to the rim.

  • WB30

    O. Mayo – R. Gay?
    R. Westbrook – K. Durant (or otherwise, both are possible xD)

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    Ricky Rubio to…ah nevermind

  • Rusty

    Haha Tmac to himself is the best alleys ever. Man i miss the healthy Magic tmac

  • CDef28

    Jason Kidd to K-Mart

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL co-sign Prison Mike five times! Nice name, by the way.

  • German Reignman

    Payton to Kemp – the best ever ! Everything else after that is just O.K.

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    baron to jrich was sick everytime

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR
  • http://sjsu.edu davidR
  • CSP8

    Bron to Moon

  • Al

    Damon Stoudamire to Rasheed Wallace.