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Golden State Warriors veteran Chris Paul has unequivocally stated that retirement is not on his radar, signaling his intention to continue playing in the NBA.

Despite nearing his 39th birthday and facing an uncertain future with the Golden State Warriors, Paul remains resolute about extending his illustrious career.

With a team option looming in his contract worth $30 million for the upcoming season, Paul is poised to enter unrestricted free agency, paving the way for potential new opportunities.

In an interview with Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Paul emphasized his commitment to playing another season, expressing gratitude for his time with the Warriors while acknowledging the inevitable discussions about his future. He stated, “This isn’t the end of my career. I know it for sure.”

Paul’s tenure with the Warriors has been marked by resilience and dedication, epitomizing his enduring passion for the game of basketball.

Reflecting on his journey, Paul remarked, “I loved it. It’s honestly — this is my fifth year living without my family — I probably saw them more than any other year.”

While speculation swirls regarding Paul’s next destination, his impact on and off the court is undeniable, solidifying his status as a revered figure in the league. Paul added, “Me and Steph were already connected. Me and Dray definitely, you know, got a real connection now.”