Originally Posted by yobore
I bet the NBA would kind of nudge them to do this they are fighting an uphill battle trying to win back New Orleans. There's no real reason for a player who didn't make the playoffs or all-star game to be on the cover.
As far as CP goes, people will remember him again next year he will have a breakout season if most of this roster is healthy unlike last season
The Hornets brass is building the team the right way around him, unfortunately they have failed miserably in building the fan base.
Paul is a damn good player and a really marketable player at that. He won ROY and is always doing good things in the communities (not just in New Orleans). Maybe 2ksports also think he'll have a really good 3rd season and decided he would be a good choice as their cover athlete. Paul being the guy and the player that he is is good enough reason for him to be on that cover.