Wednesday morning's news of the pending blockbuster trade that will send LA Clippers superstar Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams and a 2018 first-round pick sent shockwaves throughout the NBA landscape and beyond.
Paul -- who earned three First Team All-NBA and six First Team All-Defensive honors in his six seasons with the Clippers -- posted a heartfelt goodbye to Los Angeles on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon:
The magnitude of two major shake-ups (the Paul trade, and the New York Knicks' plans to part ways with team president Phil Jackson) going down before free agency sparked a wave of reactions on Twitter:
The NFL also weighs in
The NBA's 2017-18 league calendar officially begins Saturday. Given the number of stars that could be on the market, we're not sure whether Chris Paul will even be the most eye-opening move of the summer.
-- Brendan C. Hall