Chris Paul All-Star Game
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Chris Paul was happy with how competitive the All-Star Game was, stating it was the best way to honor the late Kobe Bryant.

“It was tough early, especially early. For a lot of us, it’s still surreal. It’s not real until you start showing pictures and talking about it. But I think the best way we could honor Kobe, Gigi, and everyone involved was to play like we played, you know what I mean?

Me and Russ kept talking about it, that’s one thing about Kobe, whenever he was on our team in the All-Star Game, there wasn’t none of that cool stuff. There wasn’t none of that. It was like, as long as they throw the ball up, let’s get to it,” Paul said, per Dorian Craft of the Thunder Wire.