The Los Angeles Clippers are officially dead. After Blake Griffin announced last week that he was opting out of his contract, news has just broke that Clippers star point guard Chris Paul has been traded to the Houston Rockets. It appears as if the two Clippers super stars have had enough of L.A. and are taking their talents elsewhere. Here is what people are saying about this trade involving Chris Paul.
REPORTS: LA Clippers trade Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets (via @WojVerticalNBA)
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 28, 2017
Chris Paul, Cliff Paul, Cliff Huxtable it don't matter. Cavs vs Warriors part 4 coming up. pic.twitter.com/oqIw9HCDIT
— Eight Screens (@eightscreens) June 28, 2017
“James let Chris Paul bring the ball up”
— Rev. Eric Dunn (@ericvdunn) June 28, 2017
Chris Paul will go from 13.3% state income tax in Cali to zero in Texas. #aftertaxesguy
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 28, 2017
Also credit to Chris Paul for opting in, being real with management - allowing them to get pieces in return for him, rather than nothing. https://t.co/v69GkXKnW2
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) June 28, 2017
The Warriors when they seen Chris Paul went to the Rockets instead of the Spurs pic.twitter.com/fbOfbQ0RcA
— Dewight White (@InBossYouTrust) June 28, 2017
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul basically forced Deandre Jordan to resign in 2015. Only to leave for better teams. pic.twitter.com/1URIJMU7sh
— AAWOL (@goaawol) June 28, 2017
•Phil Jackson fired
•Chris Paul traded to Houston
•NBA Twitter is waking up like....😱 pic.twitter.com/RvcZWVlnGf
— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) June 28, 2017
HOW CHRIS PAUL GONE JOIN THE TEAM HE BLEW A 3-1 LEAD TO WHAT A WEAK MOVE HES RUINING THE GAME!!!
— Juice. (@OhhJay12) June 28, 2017
— Stephen Quavo (@A_A_Ron_Rodgers) June 28, 2017
Welcome to H-Town @CP3!
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 28, 2017
What does this mean for the rest of the league? Probably nothing. The Golden State Warriors will still win the West and the Cleveland Cavaliers will still win the east. This only makes the competition between the runner-up in the Western Conference interesting.