Chris Paul is staying put with Hornets -- or is he?

Mon, Jul 26
4:22
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Chris Paul apparently will be staying with the New Orleans Hornets after all.

Just days after Paul was reportedly plotting his exit from the Big Easy, the team released a statement implying that things are just peachy between the Hornets and their franchise point guard.

Chris Paul
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"The meeting went well," Paul said in the statement. "It was great to get an opportunity to sit down with Coach Williams, President Weber and our new General Manager Dell Demps. I expressed my desire to win and I like what they said about the direction that they want to take the team. I have been a Hornet my entire career and I hope to represent the city of New Orleans and state of Louisiana for many years to come."

Sometimes it can be difficult to decipher the real meaning behind such a statement. Lucky for you, Page 2 is here to read between the lines and offer an educated guess:

What CP3 said: "The meeting went well."
What CP3 meant: "The meeting did not go well."

What CP3 said: "It was great to get an opportunity to sit down with Coach Williams, President Weber and our new General Manager Dell Demps."
What CP3 meant: "Who is Dell Demps?! ... and why am I using so many capital letters?!"

What CP3 said: "I expressed my desire to win and I like what they said about the direction that they want to take the team."
What CP3 meant: "Since I'm under contract for two more seasons, my agent says I really won't be able to wield any leverage until 2011, at the earliest."

What CP3 said: "I have been a Hornet my entire career ..."
What CP3 meant: "LeBron James had been a Cavalier for his entire career ..."

What CP3 said: "... I hope to represent the city of New Orleans and state of Louisiana for many years to come."
What CP3 meant: "This is a fantastic town, and I love the people. I definitely plan on keeping a house here long after I leave as a free agent in 2012."

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