Days Away from the Start of Conference Finals, Paul Enters COVID Protocol
Has there been a more unluckier professional athlete when it comes to the playoffs?
Time and time again, be it while he played for the Los Angeles Clippers or the Houston Rockets, injuries to himself or his co-stars have prevented Chris Paul from competing for an NBA championship.
There is no question that Paul isn’t one of the greatest point guards of all time.
In fact, in his age-36 season, Paul continues to defy the odds and perform at a superstar level. Helping guide the Phoenix Suns to a two-seed, Paul has led the Suns past the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets in the first two round of the NBA playoffs and as the Suns await their next challenge, they have come to learn some devastating news.
Breaking: Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocol and is out indefinitely, jeopardizing his availability for the Western Conference Finals.
The news was first reported by The Athletic and a source confirmed to ESPN. pic.twitter.com/CiZWw88sp5
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On Wednesday morning, ESPN’s Malika Andrews has learned that Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocol and will be out indefinitely, putting his status for the Western Conference Finals in jeopardy.
The NBA’s rules regarding COVID-19 positive tests have changed as vaccinations numbers have continued to increase in America, but the league has cautioned that “if an individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they may be subject to quarantine”.
Paul has averaged 15.7 points and 8.7 assists per game during these playoffs.