Earl Monroe Thinks Chris Paul Would Thrive in New York

by May 11, 2011

Earl “The Pearl” believes CP3 would love playing for the Knicks, should he hit the free agent market in 2012. From the NY Post: “Earl Monroe is the best Knicks point guard to ever have been linked to Winston-Salem, N.C. In 2012, Monroe said he thinks that might change with the arrival of Hornets superstar Chris Paul. Monroe, who is friendly with the Paul family and played at tiny Winston-Salem State, [said] yesterday he believes Paul has eyes on the Knicks if he becomes a free agent in 2012, and thinks he would love playing for the orange and blue. ‘I’m quite sure he would relish being in the Big Apple,’ said Monroe, who coached the New York City team vs. L.A. in yesterday’s inaugural People’s Games at Union Square. ‘He can handle this pressure. Obviously he’s one of the premier point guards in the league. To add that with what you already have, you got the real nucleus to having something special happen closer than in four years.’ Earl ‘The Pearl’ worked with Paul and Paul’s family in New Orleans doing promotional work for the documentary, ‘Black Magic’ — which explored the roots of the black-college basketball scene. Monroe was a frequent customer of Paul’s grandfather’s grocery store in Winston-Salem.”