Chris Paul poured his heart out on social media after the Los Angeles Clippers traded him to the Houston Rockets after six seasons as their starting point guard. On his Twitter account, Paul said he’s experiencing an “unbelievable amount of emotions right now” after he was suddenly traded by the Clippers to the Rockets. ”I don't even know what to say. Lots of love and tears. I'm so blessed and thankful for the ability to play this game, this is the part that no one can prepare you for,” said Paul.

Paul thanked the Los Angeles community and the Clipper Nation for welcoming him and his family for the past six years.

“We love all of you,” Paul said. The point guard also mentioned the kids at LA's Best and the Brotherhood Crusade, whom he’s helping through his Chris Paul Family Foundation. “You guys have changed my life. Doesn't matter where I go to work- we have a lot more work to do,” Paul added.

The Clippers traded Paul to the Rockets in exchange for Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker and a top-3 protected 2018 first-round pick. Pairing Paul with James Harden will give the Rockets one of the most formidable backcourt tandems in the NBA. For the deal to happen, Paul exercised the $24.2 million player option in the final year of his deal with the Clippers. Because he was traded, Paul is eligible to sign a five-year deal worth $205 million with the Houston Rockets after this season.

Paul deeply involved in community work in LA

A day before the trade happened, Paul visited two elementary schools in South Los Angeles and announced $100,000 grant to refurbish two computer labs at elementary schools in the Watts neighborhood of South LA, according to SB Nation. He also spent his time and resources to help LA’s Best, an after-school education and enrichment program for kids age 5 to 12.

Paul is also helping the Brotherhood Crusade, which gives back to low-income, disenfranchised individuals in Los Angeles.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade congratulate Paul

Several players have congratulated Paul after he was traded to the Rockets, including close friends LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. On his Twitter account, James wished Paul “best of luck” and told the Rockets they have a “great one coming to your city”.

Wade, for his part, tweeted “when friends of mine are happy then I'm equally as happy for them” as he congratulated Paul for choosing his own direction. Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard JR Smith also spoke his mind to the Washington Post about the trade, saying "It's just the way the league is going. The league is in a frenzy because of the Warriors."