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Thursday's Mashup: NBA stars react to Chris Paul trade to Rockets

Lucy Burdge
June 29, 2017 - 8:57 am

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MLB: Oakland at Houston, 2:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Chicago Cubs at Washington, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN, NESN, WEEI)
MLB: LA Dodgers at LA Angels, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA: Seattle at Connecticut, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)


-- Chris Paul was traded from the Clippers to the Rockets on Wednesday and the NBA world reacted to the move on social media. 

Paul himself tweeted this following the trade: 

“Gonna miss @CP3, been thru a lot of wars, battles, ups & downs together the last 5 years.. One of the best pg's EVER. #brotherregardless,” Jamal Crawford tweeted

LeBron James tweeted, “My brother off to a new journey! Best of luck @CP3!! H-Town y'all got a great one coming to your city. #BrotherHood”

Dwayne Wade weighed in as well: “When friends of mine are happy then I'm equally as happy for them. Congrats to my brother @CP3 on choosing his own direction. #Brotherhood”

Paul was traded for Lou Williams and Paul Beverley, both of whom reacted to the news. 

“1:13 Am in Beijing. can't go back to sleep. Let's check out some hoop news and see what's going on,” Williams tweeted

“Let's get it Clippers!!! Let's get it!!!!” Beverley tweeted, along with this post: 

-- Tim Tebow hit a two-run home run on his first day since his promotion to the high-A Port St. Lucie Mets. 

Tim Tebow was promoted from the Columbia Fireflies on Sunday and is off to a good start with his new team. His homer came in the second inning of Game 2 of a double header in Wednesday. With teammate Michael Paez on first base Tebow smacked a 92 mph fastball to center field off Palm Beach Cardinals right-hander Junior Fernandez. 

Tebow was 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and a walk in the two games.

"I felt good," Tebow said. "Honestly, I felt good the last couple of weeks in Columbia and tried to carry it over. Just put the bat on the ball and hit it hard. I was just thankful I could get one out tonight."

Tebow also homered in his first at-bat with the Fireflies in April. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We can pull it up if you want. You want me to read the article to you? Is that what you’re looking for?” -- Rich Keefe, to John Farrell during Dale & Holley with Keefe on Wednesday before the two had an epic staredown