Seems like every team Chris Paul joins goes for sale. In his professional career, he has only been with three teams with two of them changing ownerships while he was there and the 3rd one announcing its sale after his trade to them. It's pure coincidence but definitely interesting:
1. New Orleans Hornets - $338 million
Chris Paul was drafted by the New Orlean Hornets in 2005. Then owner, George Shinn, went through a life changing surgery and decided that it was no long his best interest. That's one side of the story. The other side was that in 2010, the team was about to default to due losses amounting to $83 million. The NBA bought the team and sold the team to Saints owner Tom Benson in 2012.
2. Los Angeles Clippers - $2 billion
Short story: Donald Sterling told his ex-girlfriend not to bring colored friends to the games over the phone. That conversation was leaked to social media. He was banned from games and was forced to sell the team. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer won the bid.
3. Houston Rockets - TBD
The Los Angeles Clippers signed and traded him to the Houston Rockets. Days later, new of the sale came out.
Would you think owners are not excited to have Chris Paul on their team and are willing to sell or is it just pure coincidence?