Chris Paul, Bill Clinton hit the links

Chris Paul hasn’t been busy playing basketball lately,
since his Los Angeles Clippers were
eliminated by the Memphis Grizzlies in the
first round of the NBA playoffs.

It’s also too early for him to start doing anything about
his pending free agency — though that
hasn’t stopped other teams from getting their
hopes up about the prospect of landing the star point guard this
summer (and possibly tampering in the process).

Really, other than
being angry at Donald Sterling for implying
that he had something to do with Vinny Del Negro’s firing,
there isn’t much at all for Paul to do to keep himself
busy.

So it seems he’s started filling the void by playing a
little golf — and, being who he is, CP3 gets to play with
pretty much anyone he wants. For example, on Thursday he partnered
up with Bill Clinton:

Are the hideous red pants a sign? Is he leaning toward staying
with the Clippers? Or is it an indication that the Hawks’
tampering is actually working? Maybe he just has bad taste in
fashion. (After all, neither he nor Clinton appear to be wearing
golf shoes in
this
Instagram photo
from the outing.)

Paul’s golf escapades don’t end with former
presidents, however. In May, CP3 hit the course with Tiger Woods
and Kid Rock at the Tiger Jam charity event in Las Vegas. (Kudos to
Paul for not wearing cargo shorts like his playing partners.)

Paul is hardly new to the sport, though. He’s played in
several pro-ams over the years — including one
at the Wyndham Championship after winning a
gold medal in London last summer — and his foundation puts on
its own annual golf outing.
This year’s tournament is July 7 in Thousand
Oaks, Calif. Maybe he’ll have settled on a team by then.