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Houston Rockets: Chris Paul Press Conference Experience

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 14: The Houston Rockets introduce Chris Paul and chats with Calvin Murphy on July 14, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JULY 14: The Houston Rockets introduce Chris Paul and chats with Calvin Murphy on July 14, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Yesterday, I went to a cool event for the newest star of the Rockets.

The Chris Paul press conference was yesterday at Toyota Center. Tons of people showed up to a middle of the day event, so kudos to you, Red Nation!

The press conference was originally supposed to start at 2, but it began 10 minutes late because there were still a ton of people outside. Unfortunately, many people, including myself, missed the press conference due to waiting inside out of the arena.

The gates started opening around 1:30 to get into Toyota Center. My first mistake, probably, was arriving at 1:20. The line wrapped around the arena all the way around the back of it.

The Waiting

That is when the waiting began. It took about an hour to get through the line completely. By the time I got inside, the majority of the event was over.

Press conference is over…but we see the doors! ? pic.twitter.com/1pruQw0EyT

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) July 14, 2017

Only 3 doors were open for people to get into Toyota Center. For future reference, they might open another door or 2 because there ended up being about 6000 loud and proud Rockets fans.

Once Inside

By the time I got inside, the Chris Paul meet and greet had started. He answered a few more questions from a few Rockets legends and also signed some basketballs for fans. The Rockets showed a cool hype video for Chris Paul and overall got everyone excited for his arrival. Everyone chanted “CP3! CP3! CP3!” to welcome him to Houston.

Made it! #CP3Day pic.twitter.com/IpXfEm6196

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) July 14, 2017

Though my seats were not great, and I could hardly see anything going on, the event was still fun. The line for the $1 hot dogs and nachos and t-shirts was way too long, though.

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