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Unsung Heroes: Chris Paul Takes Back Seat on His Big Day

One day before Chris Paul signed his five-year, $107.3-million free-agent contract with the Clippers, Paul joined his teammates J.J.Redick, Jared Dudley and Darren Collison and holdovers Matt Barnes and Ryan Hollins at their own contract ceremony.

Paul could have commanded all the attention, but he decided to share it.

“I didn’t want that,” Paul said. “We all had to sign at the same time, so why not do a press conference together? There’s no one person who’s more important than the team, and I absolutely mean that.”

So when the Clippers held a news conference on Wednesday to announce their newly signed players, Paul sat quietly in the back row.

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