Forced to respect the health protocol of the NBA, Chris Paul will be unavailable for the Suns during Game 1 against the Clippers.

Chris Paul and bad luck, a great love story. Considered one of the best point guards of all time, the veteran is often injured at the worst possible times. And we think in particular of this physical glitch who deprived her of Games 6 and 7 of the 2018 Conference finals, and therefore perhaps of an NBA title.

Hit in the shoulder in the first round against the Los Angeles Lakers, CP3 seems to have recovered well to believe its decisive performance in the second round against the Denver Nuggets. But while a place in the final is on the line, he was caught up by the health situation and the regulations put in place by the league.

Chris Paul is forced to follow NBA protocol. We do not know if he is contact or positive for COVID-19, but he is currently isolated from his partners. And he will therefore be forfeited for Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers, his former franchise, this Sunday evening.

The NBA is planning lightened quarantine terms for players who have been vaccinated. Matt Barnes recently said Paul would have received two injections. His status for the coming days therefore remains uncertain beyond this match. Just like that of Kawhi Leonard, the opposing star, injured his knee.