Chris Paul is already getting to work with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The four-time All-Star point guard reported to the Clippers' Playa Vista training complex on Thursday, meeting his new teammates and even getting on the court during practice in his new white No. 3 jersey.
A day earlier, the Clippers acquired Paul in a bold four-player trade with New Orleans, outmaneuvering the Lakers and several other suitors.
Blake Griffin said he's sad to lose teammates Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman and Al-Farouq Aminu in the deal, but the Rookie of the Year is looking forward to lining up with Paul and fellow newcomers Caron Butler and Chauncey Billups.
Griffin said that when basketball fans hear about the Clippers, "it's not going to be a joke anymore."