Chris Paul interview after Skills ChallengePosted by Inside Hoops
Chris Paul lost to Deron Williams in the final round of the 2008 Skills Challenge. Here’s what CP3 said after the event:
Q: What are your thoughts on your rivalry with Deron Williams?
Chris Paul: Always, always. But it was fun. That was my first time getting to the second round. You know, I thought I had a shot going second, but then he got 25.8 and I can’t mess up. He set the bar real high but it was fun.
Q: What do you remember the most from watching All-Star Weekend when you were a kid?
Paul: Just all the excitement behind this and seeing all the glitz and glamor and flashing lights - and now to be a part of it is something that I would have never imagined.
Q: Is there one player you always looked up to and were amazed by?
Paul: MJ, all day long. It seems like he won MVP every year or the dunk contest or something like that. To actually know him on a personal basis now makes it even crazier.
Q: If you could add an event or change something about this weekend, what would it be?
Paul: Probably “Horse.” I play “Horse” just about every day with one of my teammates, Jannero Pargo, so we have a lot of crazy shots we do.