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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Oklahoma City Thunder star Chris Paul dismissed the idea that being stuck on a rebuilding team in OKC next season will be a problem in an interview during Game 3 of the NBA Finals Sunday night.
“I just love to hoop,” Paul said while watching as a virtual fan, talking to the broadcast team of Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson. “[Former Thunder coach] Billy Donovan was amazing. My teammates have been amazing.
“So, for me, you call it twilight years, I call it a blessing. Just being able to compete at a high level at 35 years old, [I’m going to] just keep rolling.”
Paul had a terrific season for the Thunder this season, missing only one game and earning a second-team All-NBA honor after being swapped by the Houston Rockets for longtime Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook last summer. Paul and the Thunder then lost a hard-fought seven-game series with Houston, and Donovan and the team parted ways a short time later.
While Paul has two years and $85 million remaining on his contract, another