Don't miss your chance to "Ask Chris Paul"

Thursday, January 10, 2008
By: Jim Eichenhofer, Hornets.com

Last season, we decided to debut a new Hornets.com feature, called “Ask Chris Paul,” in which Hornets fans were given the chance to submit questions to the team’s star point guard. After fans sent in their questions, I pored over them, picked out the most interesting ones, then presented the queries to Chris to get his responses.

Maybe I’m a little biased, because it was my idea, but I thought it turned out to be a very unique and fun way for fans to interact with one of the NBA’s best players (it also seems to be catching on overseas and in other languages). The fact that Chris is such a good sport and seemed to enjoy participating in it made it that much more of an excellent addition for us.

Well, we’re bringing back “Ask Chris Paul” for a second season. This time, it will be even easier for fans to participate. If you have a question for Chris, leave it in the Comments section of this blog. It's that simple.

There are only a couple rules I want to mention: to be eligible to have your question considered, you must provide your full name. You also must provide the city where you reside. Lastly, Chris will only be seeing the best questions that reach us, so if you want to make the cut, be creative. A sense of humor in your question is also strongly encouraged.

Partly depending on the number and quality of the submissions we receive, I’ll be sitting down with Chris every few weeks throughout the rest of the season to fire questions at him. I’m planning to use text versions of these articles in the team’s GameTime program at home games, as well as Hornets Magazine. Some of the other details are being finalized, but it’s likely that Chris’ responses will appear again this season during Hornets TV pregame/halftime shows.

So to recap, you get the chance to ask a legitimate MVP candidate a question that you may be curious to see Chris answer. You may end up getting your name mentioned on TV. And, as Toronto's Chris Bosh puts it in his hilarious new You Tube/All-Star voting commercial, “You think it’s 20 dollars? No sir. It's free.”

Let the asking of Chris Paul begin.