Reaction roundup: NBA players stunned by Chris Paul trade to Rockets

Wednesday morning's news of the pending blockbuster trade that will send LA Clippers superstar Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams and a 2018 first-round pick sent shockwaves throughout the NBA landscape and beyond.

Paul -- who earned three First Team All-NBA and six First Team All-Defensive honors in his six seasons with the Clippers -- posted a heartfelt goodbye to Los Angeles on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon:

The magnitude of two major shake-ups (the Paul trade, and the New York Knicks' plans to part ways with team president Phil Jackson) going down before free agency sparked a wave of reactions on Twitter:

NBA players

The NFL also weighs in

The NBA's 2017-18 league calendar officially begins Saturday. Given the number of stars that could be on the market, we're not sure whether Chris Paul will even be the most eye-opening move of the summer.

-- Brendan C. Hall
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