It appears that veteran star point guard Chris Paul could be on the move again in his Hall-of-Fame-caliber career in the NBA, with the Phoenix Suns likely to part ways with him at some point this summer.
With Paul’s future up in the air, the rumors have started to swirl about where he could play next season, with the Los Angeles Lakers emerging as a potential suitor for his services.
Many different things connect Paul to the storied NBA franchise, as he was almost traded to the team over a decade ago, with Los Angeles trying to pair him with superstar guard Kobe Bryant.
Ultimately, the league vetoed the trade in a strange “basketball reasons” situation, ending the Lakers’ dominance with Bryant at the helm.
Along with Paul wanting to go to the Lakers back then, he would finally get to play with his longtime friend LeBron James and be on a team that would get buzz as a title contender.
However, Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports believes this would be a terrible idea for the Lakers franchise, and he may have a point considering the circumstances.
Chris Paul to the Lakers? @ColinCowherd pushes back…
"It would be a mess in Los Angeles." pic.twitter.com/BflnJNtJno
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) June 9, 2023
With James and Paul on the downside of their careers and Anthony Davis as undependable as ever with persistent injury issues, this star trio could be disastrous and comparable to one in the recent past.
When Dwight Howard and Steve Nash joined Bryant and Pau Gasol in Los Angeles, the league was put on notice, as some believed they’d dominate the competition, but that didn’t happen, and chaos ensued.
Injuries tore apart that team, and Howard and Bryant couldn’t coexist in Los Angeles, and the same might happen if the Lakers bring in an over-the-hill Paul to play with a 38-year-old James and an injury-prone Davis.NEXT: Brian Windhorst Comments On How Long He Thinks LeBron Will Play