This is pure fantasy. There is no athlete in history that would go from a max contract to an MLE ever, Chris Paul isn't going to be the first. Most players wants to win rings, very few do, secondary to winning rings, they want to get paid the most possible. It is well withing Chris Paul's power to get paid a max contract, and there are very few situations where he wins a ring. Staying with the Clippers, nope (but you get paid), going to the Lakers, nope (but you don't get paid). Move on.
If he went to the Lakers(provided Dwight re-signs) he would undoubtedly win a ring. Much bigger chance of winning one on the Lakers than on the Clippers.
Not only that but the franchise would be his and Dwight's and it would be a legitimate one two punch that could be built around.
The Clippers franchise player is Blake Griffin moving forward, as long as he's their second guy and their franchise, the Clippers have no hope of advancing beyond the second round.
Our franchise player(for years) would be Dwight Howard, and Chris Paul in addition to him(a situation where you COULD pay both max contracts) is much more appealing, especially in the eve of Kobe's career building around a center like Dwight and a point guard like Chris Paul.
He can't go to Miami, because he wouldn't get a max there in the 2014 season(cause they'd lose LeBron and Bosh which is their core) the Lakers franchise number one would already be set in stone(Dwight Howard) with enough money to sign another max contract in the 2014 off-season.
That's why our name is such a big one in the 2014 because we'd be one of the few teams whose franchise player is already in tact and on the team and still be a team able to give out one final max contract to add to it. Which is much more appealing honestly.
We'd actually probably be the only team entering the 2014 season that actually has the franchise core built while many other teams would be scrambling trying to still put things together to a still incomplete identity during that off-season prior to it..
Edited by Majesty, May 12, 2013 - 04:01 PM.