Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers teammates visit Playboy Mansion (gallery)

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Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul and some of his Clipper teammates visited the Playboy Mansion this past weekend, to attend the Playboy Golf Finals Pajama and Lingerie Party. 

Immediately following their 106 to 95 victory over the Utah Jazz – Ryan Gomes, DeAndre Jordan and Paul joined other NBA players for the event.  Andrew Goudelock, Matt Barnes and Darrius Morris from the Lakers, as well as New Jersey Nets MarShon Brooks were also in attendance.

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Chris Paul Traded to L.A. Clippers for Gordon, Kaman, Aminu and Draft Pick

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The NBA has reached an agreement, in principle, to end the Chris Paul drama. Just ten days and change to the start of the season and CP3 didn’t even know what team he was going to be on. Yes, the Los Angeles Clippers will get to keep Blake Griffin, and still have one of the best point guards in the league.

According to the sources of Yahoo! Sports:

The league-owned New Orleans Hornets will receive guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ unprotected 2012 first-round pick in return for Paul.

As part of the deal, Paul has agreed to not opt out of his contract after this season – allowing the Clippers to keep him at least through the 2012-13 season.

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Cavaliers Owner Sends Whiny Email to NBA Over CP3 Lakers Trade

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You recall Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert from the night of Lebron James’ “The Decison” correct? The man who made his fortune by exploiting poor people and giving out house loans to the homeless (CEO of Quicken Loans) embarrassed himself that evening with an extremely bitter letter to LBJ.

The comic sans font he used put the unintentional comedy of the situation off the charts. Gilbert is back with another too whiny for a powerful billionaire missive.

Gilbert called the New Orleans Hornets’ now nullified trade of Chris Paul to the L.A. Lakers a “travesty,” and urged NBA commissioner David Stern to let the league’s 29 owners vote on it. an

The email was obtained and published by Yahoo! Sports. You can read it after the jump.

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Hornets Chris Paul Bombs on Family Feud (Video)

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Welcome to NBA Lockout world, where lack of news happens. Chicago Bulls wing Kyle Korver saving the life of a snapping turtle was probably my favorite minor story becoming a major story of the lockout thus far. This might be #2.

You can still watch your favorite NBA stars play on television; just not play basketball.

New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul was on Family Feud yesterday and he performed- well very poorly. The Paul family lost to the O’Hara family, 358-70. CP3 doesn’t look impressive giving any of his answers in this clip put together by Daily Thunder.

(h/t to The Big Lead)

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How does Kyrie Irving Compare to NBA #1 Overall Picks Derrick Rose, John Wall?

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It’s only natural to compare Duke and soon-to-be Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving to the Washington Wizards John Wall and the Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose. After Thursday evening, it will mark three years in a row that a point guard went first overall, so this juxtaposition of the three franchise floor generals will continue on for many years.

Irving was been as good as advertised in his 11 college basketball games at Duke similar to what John Wall brought to the floor at Kentucky in ’09-’10. Offensively, he can do it all and shows a tremendous skill set for a young point guard.

Irving hung out with Wall at the NBA lottery, and met him during his official UK visit. Irving articulated the advice Wall gave him.

“He just told me to keep my head high when I go through rookie ups-and-downs, and just enjoy the draft process.”

Go here for the first part of this interview feature

By Paul M. Banks

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