Chris Paul makes his thoughts known on owning a WNBA team after retirement 

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Chris Paul sets his sights on team ownership right when he retires from playing professional basketball

Chris Paul is the third oldest active player in the NBA, behind LeBron James and PJ Tucker in the 2023-24 season. The 12-time NBA All-Star, at 39, knows that his time playing professional basketball is on the tail end, and he's already mapping out his plans when he calls it quits.

Having a lot in mind, one of his plans is to still stay close to the game of basketball, as he intends owing a team in the WNBA.

"I would love to own a WNBA team," said Paul in an interview with Forbes," nd an NBA team."

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After playing 19 seasons in the NBA, the 36-year-oold Chris Paul has accumulated over $359 million in salaries. This offseason, he's waiting to see if the Golden State Warriors pick up a $30 million player option.

Meanwhile, the WNBA has been getting more eyes with the arrival of a popular 2024 draft class that features Caitlin Clark, Cameron Brink and Angel Reese, to name a few.

The attention that women's basketball is getting at the moment is arguably at its all-time high, perhaps explaining why Paul wants to own a WNBA team.

Which location would Chris Paul purchase his WNBA or NBA team?

Setting sights on becoming a team owner, Chris Paul has given hints on where he would like to purchase his stake in an NBA or WNBA team. Growing up in Clemmons, North Carolina, Paul is open to owning a team in Charlotte while not closing doors to other opportunities.

"Charlotte is home but I'm open. Especially if there is an expansion or something like that," Paul said.
"I've been involved with the league for too long. From every aspect of it. Just knowing the game, understanding the GMs, the players relations-- all the different entities, that's definitely one of my goals is to own a team.

In his long NBA career, Chris Paul served as the National Basketball Players Association president in August 2013 and has been a key figure in banning former Clippers team owner Donald Sterling. Paulleft his position as president in August 2021 giving way to CJ McCollum to take his place.

CP3's recent season with the Golden State Warriors saw him post a career-low in scoring with 9.2 points while assisting 6.8 per game. Unfortunately, his team got eliminated from playoff contention after losing to the Sacramento Kings in the Western Conference play-in tournament.


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