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Chris Paul the Watch Man

Even though the NBA Lockout is history, the L.A. Clippers' all-world point guard Chris Paul has a lot of time on his hands.


How many watches are in your collection?
That's hard to say because I have so many kinds: G-Shock, sports watches, Jordan watches. But luxury watches, I have 12 that I take everywhere I go.

Why bring them all?
Because I just never know where I'll be going or what I'll be wearing. 

Do you have a favorite?
A limited-edition Breitling. They only made 3,000, and they gave me number three, which is my number. Cal Ripken got number either.

What's the most you've ever spent on a watch? 
Aw, man, I don't know. Maybe 50 grand or so.

A lot of guys don't wear watches because they have clocks on their cell phones. 
To each his own. Someone may enjoy big open land and someone might buy a horse or something. I enjoy watches. 

If you're a free agent next year, will you come to New York? What if I say please?
[laughs] Ah, man.