There should have been one sales pitch Chris Paul made in his bid to become president of the NBA players' union -- the same reason the union should be happy he was selected for the job Wednesday.
Look at what he's done for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Working with an owner who previously had one of the worst reputations in sports, Paul has given the Clippers the "go get 'em" feel of a well-funded Internet startup.
Paul has been bossy, Paul has usually gotten his way … and the Clippers are better for it. They're coming off the best regular season in franchise history, and expectations are even higher for 2013-14 after owner Donald Sterling signed off on sending a first-round pick to the Boston Celtics and authorized a $7 million per-year contract for the services of coach Doc Rivers.