It didn't take long for the first blockbuster trade to go down this NBA offseason.
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Clippers reached an agreement to trade Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. According to The Vertical, CP3 agreed to opt in to the final season of his $24.2 million contract, allowing the Clippers to trade the All-Star point guard to the Rockets in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and Sam Dekker.
The trade sent Twitter into an absolutely wild frenzy with these hilarious reactions.
CP3 and James Harden teaming together ... can you dig it?
This Trade Came Out of Nowhere!
Upon learning about the trade, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was like ...
Doc looks ready to throw some hands with the Clippers' front office.
Meanwhile, the prospect of Chris Paul feeding him the rock has James Harden like ...
That gaze, though ...
Are CP3 and The Beard Plotting on a new Big 3 with Paul George?
Insert your chin-scratching emojis here.
And just like that, the Internet poured one out for Lob City
Gone, but never forgotten.
Not to mention, those State Farm ads with CP3 and DeAndre Jordan just took a turn
State Farm might want to call on The Beard now.
Many fans felt like Paul joining the Spurs would have been his best shot to win a title
Spurs fans aren't going to let this go.
Despite the Rockets getting that much stronger out west, people don't think they have a chance to upset the Warriors
Do you agree?
At the end of the day, Chris Paul was overcome with emotion
Can you blame him? CP3 spent all 11 years of his NBA career with the Clippers, earning nine selections to the All-Star Game and four All-NBA First Team honors. Let's see what awaits in H-Town.