Chris Paul enters COVID Protocol

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Seriously? That's not good enough for you?

Monty can't comment on players in health and safety protocols, neither can James Jones, or the Suns organization. So go ahead and give up waiting to hear from them. The next thing they'll say is when he's available but won't comment more than whether he's available for a game or not.

Chris Paul is at home with his family, he's spoken to some people to get word out but he's not going to give a live interview. He's quarantining. Its standard behavior for an NBA player going through the covid protocols.

I posted a link...lighten up there bud
 

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?? Did I miss something? How does that post warrant a break? Not arguing, just mystified.
He banned me and let EVERYONE else slide (and continues to let them slide) because he does like my perspective. Censorship is strong with the “tolerant”
 

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He banned me and let EVERYONE else slide (and continues to let them slide) because he does like my perspective. Censorship is strong with the “tolerant”
Not what happened but I will let Chris defend himself on this.
 

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So he is just chilling in LA waiting for game 3 lol

This was my initial reaction as well.

I hope if Chris Paul clears NBA health and safety protocols he can play sooner but the chances of him being available for Game 3 are likely higher.
 

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It’s not out of touch. It’s reality based on experience. Do you think that Sarver just has his jet permanently docked in LA during CP3’s quarantine, Chap? Yes, Sarver has a jet... but that would mean he might need to fly that jet out to LA. That’s an hour flight. Then back to Phoenix. That’s just two hours in flight time. You also have to factor in making arrangements and times with air traffic control to make sure there’s a time to schedule arrival, departure and arrival back at airports. And we’re talking about a 12:30 tip time, which means if he tested negative for the second time today, that means they would have tested him, and then did ALL of the above? Sorry man, that’s not being out of touch. It’s REALISM.

Chap, let me ask you this... have you ever had the displeasure of being tasked with chartering a jet or dealt with private jets or this kind of thing. I ACTUALLY have personally working for Steve Golin years ago and recently have seen emergency use of Les Moonves’ private jet dealing with scheduling emergencies on NCIS and NCIS New Orleans. I assure you, CBS is just as powerful as Sarver was and Golin had his own plane. It’s not just easy as snapping your fingers.

Hell... you can just completely ignore my actual experience and we can just look at this situation via Occam’s Razor... which is the most likely reason CP3 isn’t in state is because he knows he probably knew when he tested that he wouldn’t be back for a bit.
This is… thorough.

You may indeed be right, but CP3’s family lives in LA. Why is it easier to believe that he’s here simply because he knows Game 3 is the earliest he is going to play vs. he’s quarantining at home, like the rest of humanity does when they are quarantining?
 

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This is… thorough.

You may indeed be right, but CP3’s family lives in LA. Why is it easier to believe that he’s here simply because he knows Game 3 is the earliest he is going to play vs. he’s quarantining at home, like the rest of humanity does when they are quarantining?

that’s a good point too. I was really more just commenting on the private plane of it all.

that said, if the idea was he could test negative on Sunday for negative test 2, there’s nothing from stopping him from leaving LA on Saturday after getting a negative test to make sure that if he tested negative on Sunday there would be no question about his availability a couple hours later. As far as we know, the NBA doesn’t have some kind of ankle bracelet on these guys monitoring where they are with Covid. And if he tested negative, he could believe that he didn’t need to keep quarantining. The second positive test is only for the NBA’s benefit to get out of the protocol.

I just think if Paul really thought he had a chance to come back yesterday and had already tested negative once, he would have found a way to get to Phoenix before yesterday in the hopes of testing negative for a second time in the morning and being back on the court as easily as possible.
 
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that’s a good point too. I was really more just commenting on the private plane of it all.

that said, if the idea was he could test negative on Sunday for negative test 2, there’s nothing from stopping him from leaving LA on Saturday after getting a negative test to make sure that if he tested negative on Sunday there would be no question about his availability a couple hours later. As far as we know, the NBA doesn’t have some kind of ankle bracelet on these guys monitoring where they are with Covid. And if he tested negative, he could believe that he didn’t need to keep quarantining. The second positive test is only for the NBA’s benefit to get out of the protocol.

I just think if Paul really thought he had a chance to come back yesterday and had already tested negative once, he would have found a way to get to Phoenix before yesterday in the hopes of testing negative for a second time in the morning and being back on the court as easily as possible.
I suppose that’s if he would get the ok to travel only after a single negative test. Another confusing thing about the NBAs policy we don’t know about.
 

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I do think the odd thing in all of this is that the NBA's policy is not really stated. Its all sort of a guess.
 

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Somebody remind me again - how many NBA players have died of COVID? NFL players? MLB? NCAA athletes?
 
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