Chris Paul, a 28-year-old point guard with the LA Clippers, has been elected the NBA's new union president -- and he's a good choice, The Nation reports. "... His on-court ability insulates him from being banished by league executives and team owners who like unions about as much as David Stern likes baggy jeans... The facts speak for themselves. In the NFL, eight-time All-Pro center Kevin Mawae was left unsigned after leading the NFL Players Association into the 2011 lockout. 'I just came off my eighth Pro Bowl and a sixteen-game season and I can’t get one phone call,' he said in 2010."