Clippers star Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan were reportedly in a car accident on Tuesday that left a third person hospitalized. Here’s more information from TMZ Sports, who first reported the news:
Witnesses tell us … it all went down around noon. The accident involved 2 cars — a matte black Tesla and an SUV.
Unclear what caused the accident … but an ambulance, fire truck and police have responded to the scene.
CP3 and DJ appeared to be okay — walking back and forth and talking on their cell phones.
Another person was transported to a nearby hospital. The extent of that person’s injuries are unknown.
A witness tells us one person involved was seen with a sling on his arm.
We’ll update you with more details as they become available. Here’s the original tweet that includes a photo reportedly taken at the scene.
The Clippers have already been depleted by injuries, with Blake Griffin scheduled to miss up to six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. Paul has likewise missed a couple of games in the past week due to a strained hamstring, and J.J. Redick has been hampered by a sore hamstring as well. It remains to be seen who exactly will suit up for their next game on Wednesday against the Pelicans.
UPDATE: According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com, Chris Paul was apparently not involved in the wreck:
However, the team did confirm that Jordan was in a “minor” car accident while making his way to the airport.
The team also said that Jordan is fine and will join the team on its flight to New Orleans.