Sorry, OKC, But Chris Paul Is Not on Your Team

I've been saying all along that OKC needs to realize they're not getting the Chris Paul Hornets—even if Kevin Durant is a darn good consolation prize. But The Oklahoman, whose NBA coverage has thus far left something to be desired, can't stop and won't stop. In today's "Notebook," we find a heart-stopping explanation of why Joe Smith and Desmond Mason haven't been announced yet (need to finalize new name) and a report that the team is looking for a doctor. ↵
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↵⇥Ready for his close-up: New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul is set to make his acting debut in the upcoming film "Hurricane Season," a story about a Louisiana high school basketball team's inspirational post-Katrina state championship season. Paul has a small cameo in the film as an audience member during a game. The film is scheduled for a Christmas Day release. ↵
↵Look, everyone loves CP3. And I get that, since he played a few games there in the aftermath of Katrina, Oklahoma City may have a special attachment to him, or at least more of a claim on him than the rest of us. But you've got your own NBA team now. One, single, solitary, through thick and thin, for better and for worse, team. In this part of the paper, you're stuck covering them and them alone. Sadly, Chris Paul has left the building, and now resides in a "General NBA Notes" section, which will be significantly shorter, less loving, and more dismissive than the home team's domain. ↵
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↵Sorry, but that's just the way it is.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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