BEIJING — You already knew Chris Paul has an incredible future ahead of him before he helped guide the U.S. team to the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday. The New Orleans Hornet capped off a reputation-making year, that already included a runner-up finish in the NBA MVP balloting, in Beijing.
I have to think somewhere the late Skip Prosser, Paul's coach at Wake Forest, is grinning. Here is Paul's final interview in the mixed zone at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on Sunday evening.
FYI - Paul is eager to defend the USA's Olympic crown in London in 2012. Hence the photo, which show's the present, future (Paul, Deron Williams) and past (Jason Kidd) of the USA backcourt.