Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports: No. 22 Chris Paul, Clippers Point Guard

first_imgName: Chris PaulTitle: Point guard, ClippersAge: 29Paul’s status as an eight-time All-Star is just where his influence begins. One of the most respected players in the NBA parlayed his lofty status into a position as the current president of the NBA Players Association. On the court, the beginning of the Clippers’ best three-year run in the 45-year franchise history coincides with Paul’s acquisition via trade in 2011. Paul’s visibility includes replacing LeBron James in State Farm’s national ad campaign and image-enhancing endorsement deals with Nike, Avon and Foot Locker, among others. Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Introduction• Photo gallery of Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Dramatic change in Los Angeles sports power structure Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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