Los Angeles Clippers — Chris Paul
18.8 points per game
9.8 assists per game
4.2 rebounds per game
Some of the choices on this list are hard. This one is not. Chris Paul is the obvious choice for the Los Angeles Clippers. He brought on the best era of Clippers basketball, despite the team’s shortcomings in the playoffs. Pairing Paul with Blake Griffin seemed like a no-brainer. These two brought “Lob City” to life. Paul spent just six years as the other Los Angeles team, and he put them on the map in a city that previously only cared about the Lakers.
Chris Paul turns every team he’s on into a winner. He’s been on multiple teams now, and every team he’s on, the conversation must be had whether he’s the best point guard in that team’s history. That is the kind of impact he has on that team. He comes in, and he does exactly what a player has to do to turn them into a winner.
There’s always the big “what if” of what happens if the league doesn’t void a trade between the Hornets and Lakers that would have sent Paul to the same city in different colors. Instead, the Clippers were able to get one of the game’s best players in the prime of his career. During his time with the Clippers, Paul averaged just under 19 points and just under 10 assists per game. He knew what his role was with this team, and he was the best at that role.
Paul is coming to the end of his career, and he left the Clippers in 2018 in search of an NBA Championship. He still doesn’t have that, but he’s on yet another Suns team that could win it all. As far as Clippers fans go, they should always cheer for Paul. He brought the greatest era to the Clippers.