By , Elijah Zabludoff
Published June 28, 2017
After spending six years with the Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Paul is officially out.
The Clippers will deal the NBA All-Defensive team point guard to the Houston Rockets for guards Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams, forwards Sam Dekker and Kyle Wiltjer, along with several non-guaranteed contracts, a protected 2018 first-round pick, and $661,000.
In the first blockbuster deal, announced on Wednesday, of what could be an hyperactive free-agent period, Twitter had plenty to say.
For CP3, saying goodbye to Los Angeles after six years was bittersweet:
His former teammates also reflected on their time with CP3:
Patrick Beverley and Sam Dekker joined in on the bittersweet sentimentality, but are ready to be a part of the Clippers:
Lou Williams seemed to take the news relatively lightly:
Sixth man of the year and current Rockets player Eric Gordon said his goodbyes:
One big takeaway, though, is the extended family that forms in the NBA and in professional sports at-large: