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Chris Paul coming to OKC

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: April 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm •  Published: May 20, 2008

The bad news is the Hornets fell short against the Spurs last night in the Western Conference Semifinals. The good news is Chris Paul will now be coming to Oklahoma City to host his youth basketball camp for the third straight year after the Hornets came up short in their quest for an NBA title.

Had the Hornets made the NBA Finals, the dates would have conflicted with the camps in OKC.  The camp is June 16-18. The NBA Finals start on June 5 and could last until June 19.

While it’s disappointing for a lot of people that the Hornets are out, a lot of kids will now have a summer to remember when they attend Chris Paul’s camp. Here are some of the details.

The camp is in its third year. The cost of the camp is $199, the same it’s been since it began in 2006. The camp will be held at Heritage Hall High School and Oklahoma City University. There will be four sessions, two morning and two afternoon sessions at each site all three days.

And Chris Paul will be there. His name is not just on the event. The past two years kids received T-shirts, autographed basketballs from Chris Paul and a photo. For more information about the camp visit or

In other news, the NBA Draft Lottery gets underway in a few hours. The Seattle Sonics have the second best chance to land the No. 2 pick. Here’s my story from today about how the Sonics can get out of the dreaded lottery and turn into a perennial playoff team and eventual championship contender.

Sonics GM Sam Presti is scheduled to be available to the media following the lottery’s announcement. Kevin Durant, who will represent the Sonics on stage tonight, might be available as well. Check back for their thoughts and more tonight.


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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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