After sitting at home and watching his Clipper teammates on the road, Chris Paul had enough of rehab and watching them on television, and decided to join the team in Charlotte.
Paul suffered a right shoulder separation on January 3rd against the Dallas Mavericks.
From that point, he began to stop feeling sorry for himself and rehabbed intensely with a will to return sooner than later. His diagnosis was that his injury would sideline him for approximately six weeks.
“I stayed back in LA for the first part of the trip to get treatment and had to watch the games on TV,” Paul said. “I hated it, I was texting some of the coaches about this and that, then when the game started no one would text me back because we were playing.”
The team sits at 3-1 on the Grammy road trip without Paul, however being the true leader that he is joined his teammates in support, as they take on the Bobcats on Wednesday night.
If Paul returns on schedule he would available for the NBA All-Star Game (Feb. 14-16) in New Orleans, a city that is very close to his heart.
"My first All-Star game was in New Orleans and since I played there for a while and have ties to the city, it would mean a lot to me to play. New Orleans is a part of me and means a lot to me.”
Paul is still experiencing a little soreness, but the shoulder seems to be improving, but he is very careful not rush back. Paul understands there is a bigger goal at hand to obtain this season.