The Clippers' second game of the upcoming NBA season will be Halloween night against the Lakers. Kobe Bryant didn't face the Clippers last season as injuries limited him to six games, and question marks linger about how effective he might be, given his age and health. But Clippers star Chris Paul gave Kobe quite the favorable prediction:

Another offseason activity for Paul was playing in Clayton Kershaw's celebrity ping-pong tournament at Dodger Stadium. The charity fundraiser, called Ping Pong 4 Purpose, helps Kershaw's foundation build hospitals and orphanages. Unfortunately for Paul, he and Kershaw lost in the first round to Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke and former MLB player Jerry Hairston Jr.

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