Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 3:05 pm  |  25 responses

Chris Paul’s Father: CP3 ‘Frustrated’, Plans to Leave Hornets Anyway

Let’s just say that the NBA’s decision to prevent Chris Paul from taking his talents to Hollywood wasn’t very well received by CP3′s family. From CSNNW (via I am a GM): “Chris is frustrated,’ Charles Paul, the father of Chris Paul told CSNNW.com. ‘He’s going to leave after the season anyway and it’s not right that these owners are trying to dictate where Chris lands. That was a great deal for the Hornets,’ Charles Paul said. ‘This was something the owners should have discussed during the CBA negotiations. They shouldn’t have thought Chris was going to re-sign with New Orleans. He wants to go somewhere he can win. That’s it. … ‘The Hornets got about five or six guys on their roster. This whole thing is a joke,’ Charles Paul said. ‘I told Chris to just be patient. Things happen for reason and he’ll eventually end up in a good situation.’”

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  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Exactly. The hornets have made more than enough time to surround CP with a viable supporting cast and they have failed, so it’s time for him to move on to a better situation.

  • AD

    trading away thornton was probably the tipping point

  • http://Slamonline.com Nate

    Love how these currnts NBA superstars are bailing on the teams that took a chance on them in the draft an tagged them as there franchise piece ! Well guess there setting examples for the new generation of stars what not to do , to stick it out and win for the franchise that selected and believed in them from day 1 smh not a good look CP3

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com yada

    cp3 do what u gotta do. this is about freedom of choice. i didnt see dan gilbert mad when cleveland had lebron and were trying to get amare. no one said “oh this is a superteam”. change is coming. middle america and its petty prejudice way of thinking is dying. a man has the right to determine his own destiny just like a team has the right to better itself. no one cares when a team gets rid of a player. its smart buisness right (lamar/lakers). cp3 is being smart about his career

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com yada

    @nate you dont have a choice who you’re drafted by. so what a player should be locked into 1 team their entire career? they should never become free agents? lebron spent 7 year sin clev. cp3 after this season would be 7 years. why doesnt san an or okc have this problem? because they actually put talent around star players.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Nate: Ummm, if the Hornets hadn’t drafted Chris Paul, I’m sure EVERY OTHER TEAM IN THE NBA would have done so.

  • Yesse

    Well obviously the nba players are nuttin more then some dancing monkies in David Stern s insane power driven megalomaniac world!! Thus he sits there axing their desire to go somewhere where they can win while singing “3 little monkies sitting in a cage” This is what u get when u allow people that killed christ to run things!!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    @ Teddy- except the Hawks, of course.

  • TheAIrman

    @Nate, that’s ridiculous. CP has been in NOLA since ’05, and what deals/picks have they made to build around him? Oh, sorry, I forgot about their HUGE acquisition of Carl Landry. Sorry, but you’re not going to win in this league when David West is your #1 scoring option. CP doesn’t owe New Orleans anything. When you say “took a chance on him,” you make it seem like if the hornets didn’t take him, nobody would have. How big of a chance do you think you’re taking when you take somebody 4th overall? OK, maybe NOLA decides not to “take a chance” on him. Then he drops to 5th overall. As far as lottery picks go, he was pretty much a sure thing, so don’t try to lead us to believe that without the Hornets there wouldn’t be a place in the league for CP. That’s ridiculous. He’s given New Orleans all he has for the past 5 years and has gotten nothing in return. When that happens, at least in my mind, it’s time to go.

  • http://www.slamonline.com PapaDuck

    When I read Nate’s comment I was going to rip him, but that has already been covered

  • T-Ray

    Damn y’all going in on Nate lol

  • jadams12

    i was gonna respond to Nate’s ignorant comment, but looks like everyone beat me to it. LOL

  • Chukaz

    The way i look at it, when a player want to leave its okay. As long as they play out their contract i don’t see what the problem is. The other day i went to a fastfood joint. I gave them money, they game me food. It was an even trade. They gave the the food that i asked for. I gave them the money they asked for. We were even. No one owed anyone anything after. That’s how it works. You pay for 7 years of basketball, you get 7 years of basketball. The player doesn’t owe the team more basketball after the 7 years just like the team doesn’t owe the player more money

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Seriously though, NO didn’t “take a chance” on CP3. Everyone knew (except the Hawks) that him and D Will were the top PGs in that draft.
    And everyone knew (except the Hawks) that both those guys had a good chance of being future all-star type players.
    Now, even if they did “take a chance”, when does one stop being loyal and look out for what’s best for them?
    If you were out of a job and an employer took a chance on you and hired you, let’s say at $30,000 a year and so-so benefits, I’m sure you’d be much appreciative.
    But let’s say five years passed and you were making the same amount, and a second company came by and offered you $45,000 a year and excellent benefits, would you really say “nah, this company took a chance on me, I’m sticking with them” or would you bounce to the second company?
    And yeah, CP will be paid no matter where he goes, but in his scenario he’s chasing a chance at a championship.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Man, I don’t know if this is the same Chukaz from back in the day, but more and more I find myself nodding my head at dude’s posts.

  • Darkside

    @NATE from your comment I know you don’t watch HS basketball nor AAU it’s all about the CHIP dude. These days no baller on any level wants to stay with a team that ever makes it to the championship. This happens in H.S and AAU ball. I mean really would you want to stay playing ball for the LA Clippers 13/15 years ever to get a chance to play in the final game of the season. Kids transfer to other schools and change AAU teams just to compete and extend their season. So why should NBA player and they get paid?

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    NATE is another fool and should not be allowed to comment ever again lol.

  • EJ

    LOL Mel Gibson sighting @Yesse

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    I like how we all focused on nate and totally forgot that apparently yesse hates Jews……

  • EtheKnickFan

    nate=poor blogger who got ripped a new one.
    CP3 nixed from LA cause Davey Destruction already promised south beach this is the year of Heat. I’d threaten to stop watchin NBA but I’m addicted. Also biased cause if knicks got CP3,Kobe,Melo,Amare,DHoward with durant and beardedOne as 1st players off bench, I’d looooove D Stern. I know thats some punk ass ish but Im just sayin

  • #6marjons

    remember when players werent afraid to do work hard to win?

  • Dub

    The problem with everyone ripping nate is that all you guys are all obviously lakers, heat, knicks etc. fans that want to see the same four teams year after year go at it. Someone remind me, how many teams are their in the NBA? And every year its the same teams. Pathetic, CBA was all just a waste of 5 months

  • Allenp

    I don’t cheer for any team. And I know the history of the League and who wins championships.

  • Justin

    Dub, I’ve been saying that for awhile now. It’s not just about the players’ right to go to another team. And for a lot of these guys it’s not about winning a championship either. Amar’e and Melo are good examples of that. It’s the way they do it. I find it funny that you guys think it’s so easy to build a championship team. So many comments starting with “All they have to do is get this position filled” or “that position filled and they’ll be fine”. If it were that easy then more teams would be winning. Sometimes you get a high draft pick and the draft class sucks. A hard cap would have changed all of this for sure and I was really hoping the league would hold out for a hard cap. If Stern wouldn’t have said “This is your last best deal, take it or else…” I think eventually they would have gotten it. Then you’d see teams actually have to get creative with the way they build their rosters. You wouldn’t see all of these superstars playing together because greed would dictate they take the better money in a different city and they’d be spread out over the league with good players/role players filling in the other spots. Imagine it…a competitive night almost every night instead of 80% blowouts and maybe dozen good games a year when the wannabe super teams play each other. Too much to ask I guess because today’s player would rather do it the easy way instead of working for it

  • Dub

    Nicely said Justin, we needed a hard cap but players are wayyyyyy too greedy for that and i knew it would never happen. It’s too bad because we would see a lot more even playing field and ya we wouldn’t see every superstar jumping onto another great team. Like u said, teams would have to get creative and learn how to win, but that’s a little too much work for them i guess, always taking the easy way out. Just laziness.