Chris Paul, Bill Clinton hit the links

Chris Paul hasn’t been busy playing basketball lately,

since his Los Angeles Clippers were

href="http://www.foxsportswest.com/nba/los-angeles-clippers/story/Clips-historic-season-comes-to-crashing-?blockID=899155"

target="_blank">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

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/atlanta-hawks-dwight-howard-chris-paul-marketing-letter-anti-tampering-policy-060413"

target="_blank">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

href="http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/9327713/chris-paul-upset-los-angeles-clippers-factor-impending-free-agency"

target="_blank">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.)

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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

href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/playoff-spots-once-again-line-wyndham"

target="_blank">at the Wyndham Championship after winning a

gold medal in London last summer — and his foundation puts on

its own annual golf outing.

href="http://www.cp3foundation.org/gallery-format/chris-paul-hosts-celebrity-poker-tournament-and-golf-classic"

target="_blank">This year’s tournament is July 7 in Thousand

Oaks, Calif. Maybe he’ll have settled on a team by then.