Chris Paul Fulfills Special Request, Pays Tribute to Fan’s Late Mother

Thirteen-year-old Jack Gallagher wanted Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul to honor his late mother with a special sneaker tribute. What Paul did was more than the teenager could have hoped for.

Gallagher put together a special request to Paul in a touching video that details a bond he had with his mom, all because of a pair of CP3s.

What was Paul’s response to seeing the video? He wanted to find the Gallaghers and make good on that request.

The Clippers point guard hooked the Gallagher family up with tickets for Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. However, he wasn’t done there.

Paul gave Jack three pairs of sneakers and two bags full of Jordan CP3 gear, per NBA.com. The 29-year-old spent some time before the game with the family as well.

Of course, Paul also honored the request by writing Jack’s mother’s initials—”L.E.G.”—on his shoes.

With Jack watching from the crowd, Paul had 23 points and seven assists in a 104-98 Clippers victory.

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This Just In: Chris Paul is Still a Passing Wizard

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Since the beginning of his career, Chris Paul has annually ranked among the league’s best finishers in assist-to-turnover ratio. Entering this season, Paul had completed 4.09 assists for every turnover he committed, a truly elite rate.

This year Paul is taking his mastery of the Clippers’ offense to another level: he’s at 6.33 assists for every turnover. When he’s been on the floor this season, the Clippers score 113 points per 100 possessions, good for the second-highest rate in the league (behind the Dallas Mavericks at 115.9). When he’s off the floor, the Clippers are down to 104.1 points per 100 possessions, which would only rank 18th overall in the league. Even with other gifted offensive players like Blake Griffin, Jamal Crawford, Spencer Hawes, and J.J. Redick on the team, Paul is the difference between an elite offense and a below-average offense. In other words: Paul is absolutely worth the $20.1 million the Clippers are paying him this year.

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Paul George Reaches Settlement In Child Custody Case

Paul George and Baby Olivia
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and Daniela Rajic have come to an agreement regarding their  7-month-old baby girl.
Page Six reports that on Tuesday the NBA All-Star and former dancer Daniela Rajic reached a joint parenting agreement and a child support settlement for their daughter, Olivia.
The 24-year-old’s attorney Harriet Newman-Cohen told Page Six that a settlement was reached with full joint custody and a financial package.
“They will be raising their daughter together. Paul George had always intended to do the right thing, and he is thrilled to have a daughter. The settlement is generous, the child is going to have a wonderful life, and both parents will be equally involved in bringing her up.” Harriet Newman-Cohen told Page Six.
Daniela Rajic’s attorney Raoul Felder added that his client and baby Olivia will be moving to New York to allow Paul George to see his daughter.
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Chris Paul to host family grieving mother’s death at Clippers-Pistons game

Upon learning of how he was tangentially related to a mom and son’s shared love of the game of basketball, Los Angeles Clippers superstar Chris Paul set out to make sure that he did something to help the family deal with the mother’s death. Lisa Elaine Gallagher, 49, tragically passed away in early September after…Read More
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Paul Pierce Passes Jerry West For 17th Place On All Time Scoring List

Washington Wizards small forward Paul Pierce passes Jerry West on the all time scoring list Tuesday night vs. the Atlanta Hawks to move into 17th place. At the end of the night, Pierce’s career point total is now 25,202 with Reggie Miller next on the list at 25,279 points meaning he’ll likely pass Reggie at some point in the next week or two.
While a great accomplishment, Pierce did not have a great game finishing with 16 points on 6 for 16 shooting as the Wizards fell to the Hawks 106-102.
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Paul Pierce: Celtics’ Big Three was like ‘Holy Trinity’

 

The last few years haven’t exactly been kind to the Boston Celtics. But it wasn’t too long ago that wins at TD Garden were as common as traffic on I-93.
 
Prior to the 2007-08 season, the Celtics signed free agents Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, who teamed up with Paul Pierce to form the celebrated “Big Three.” The trio won nearly 70 percent of its games over the next five seasons, bringing a championship banner to Boston in 2008 and making the playoffs four years in a row after that.
The dream team since has disbanded — Allen to the Miami Heat, Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets and Pierce to the Washington Wizards. But since there’s never a bad time to relive the glory days, Pierce opened up to Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck about Boston’s magical run.
“It was meant to be,” Pierce said. “It was just like the pieces of the puzzle fit perfectly… We all were different, but we all complemented each other. The next thing you know, the chemistry and everything is perfect.”
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Hornets’ Kemba Walker Crosses Over Clippers’ Chris Paul, Nails Jumper

It’s not often that the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul gets crossed over, so when it does happen it’s important to give the ball-handler respect.

Near the end of the second quarter of Monday night’s game, Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker nearly sent the Clippers point guard to the floor with a nice crossover. Paul had done everything he could to keep up with Walker throughout the play but ended up getting juked out of his shoes.

Walker then nailed a jumper to put the finishing touch on the play.

Still, it was a pretty good night for Paul, who totaled 22 points, 15 assists and five rebounds in the Clippers’ 113-92 victory.

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Should the Atlanta Hawks trade Paul Millsap?

The Atlanta Hawks made a sneaky, somewhat under the radar acquisition in the summer of 2013 by signing veteran forward Paul Millsap to a two-year, $19 million contract. Millsap spent the first seven years of his productive career with the Utah Jazz, but had become expendable to the struggling franchise looking to clear cap space.
The Hawks jumped at the opportunity to sign Millsap to a short, reasonable contract that he has since vastly outperformed, rather than retain the services of Atlanta native Josh Smith, who later agreed to a $54 million, four-year contract with the Detroit Pistons. In retrospect, it was clearly the correct decision. Millsap was named an All-Star in his first year with the team, while Smith struggled to find his role in the crowded Pistons frontcourt.
Millsap brings a lot to the Hawks: scoring (17.7 points per game), rebounding (8.4 rebounds per game), defense (2.1 steals per game), and durability (he’s missed just 8 games since joining the team). He is arguably their best pla

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Paul Pierce, Wizards knock LeBron James’ Cavs below .500

Last night in D.C. the Wizards handed the Cavaliers their third straight loss, 91-78.  Kevin Love scored just eight points in 31 minutes, while going 3-for-8 from the field.  Paul Pierce shot 4-for-7 for nine points, with five rebounds, two assists and a block in 30 minutes of action.LeBron James was 1 for 8 from the field when guarded by Paul Pierce. His average shot distance on those shots– 25 feet— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 22, 2014James finished with 22 points in 39 minutes.  In head-to-head matchups all time (including playoffs), Pierce now leads LeBron 33-32.There are times when LeBron James just looks disgusted on the court with these Cavs: https://t.co/QM8JFkLNDy— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 22, 2014 Final seconds of #WizCavs https://t.co/oWyib7un9H— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) November 22, 2014Long after all of his teammates are dressed and out of the locker room, LeBron stayed seated at his locker, head down— Dave McMenamin (@mcten)…

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Paul George to run (like middle-aged man) soon

Paul George’s rehabilitation has gone well, but don’t expect him back on court this season.

      
 

 

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