Chris Paul Selected as Western Conference All-Star for Eighth Time
For Immediate Release
The NBA announced today that Chris Paul has been voted by the coaches to the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York City.
This will be Paul’s eighth All-Star game selection and he owns the highest assist average in All-Star Game history with an average of 12.5 per game. Paul has been a starter four times and a reserve twice and missed the game in 2010 due to injury.
"It is a true honor to be selected by the coaches to be in the All-Star Game," Paul said. "I am blessed to be able to represent the Clippers organization in New York with Blake."
Paul was the All-Star MVP at the 2013 All-Star Game in Houston after posting 20 points, 15 assists and four steals in a 143-138 win over the Eastern Conference. It marked the first time Paul and a Clipper have received the honor.
Paul is averaging 17.5 points, 9.7 assists and 1.89 steals per game in 46 games (all starts). He ranks 1st in assist-to-turnover ratio, 3rd in assists, 7th in steals and 7th in free throw percentage (.891) in the NBA this season.
The Clippers franchise has now been represented in the All-Star Game a total of 25 times by 11 different players (Blake Griffin- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Chris Paul - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Chris Kaman - 2010, Elton Brand - 2002, 2006, Danny Manning - 1993,1994, Marques Johnson - 1986, Norm Nixon - 1985, World B. Free - 1980, Randy Smith - 1976, 1978, Bob McAdoo - 1974, 1975, 1976 and Bob Kauffman - 1971, 1972, 1973).
Joining Paul as reserves for the Western Conference are: LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland), Tim Duncan (San Antonio), Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City), James Harden (Houston) and Klay Thompson (Golden State).
The 64th NBA All-Star Game will tip off Sunday, Feb. 15, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game will be seen by fans in 215 countries and territories and will be heard in 47 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 13th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 30th year of NBA All-Star coverage.