U.S. point guard Chris Paul

Six-year NBA veteran Chris Paul will once again spearhead the backcourt for the U.S. men's basketball team. He was on the gold-medal winning squad during the Beijing Games.

Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Six

Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers waits for paly to begin during the game with the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 7, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 101-97 in overtime to take a three games to one lead in the series. The Grizzlies won 90-88 to tie the series at three games each. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Four

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts in the third quarter while taking on the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Clippers beat Blazers 98-97 for 4th straight win

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, left, passes the ball as Portland Trail Blazers forward Luke Babbitt defends during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Friday, March 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clippers beat Blazers 98-97 for 4th straight win

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul jumps over the first row of fans while chasing a ball out of bounds during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, March 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Williams, Bledsoe lead Clippers past Hawks 96-82

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) keeps the ball away from Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles , Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Lori Shepler)

Los Angeles Clippers v New Jersey Nets

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 07: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against the New Jersey Nets at Prudential Center on March 7, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the basket on Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 113-108. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers keeps the ball from Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 113-108 Laker win at Staples Center on April 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts to his basket during a 105-96 Clipper win over the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Clippers beat Warriors 112-104 for 3rd win in row

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 14: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on April 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Five

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 09: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 9, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies won 92-80. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Seven

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 13: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers celebrates after their 82-72 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 13, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Seven

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 13: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers walks off the court during a timeout after being called for a foul against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 13, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Seven

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 13: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives between Mike Conley #11 and Rudy Gay #22 of the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 13, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives around Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on April 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 92-77. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Four

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot in front of Danny Green #4 of the San Antonio Spurs in the second half in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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