The Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul's hopes of winning a first championship came to a devastating halt last season when he suffered a broken hand in the first round of the playoffs.
Once it was revealed that Blake Griffin suffered a recurrence of his quad injury in the same game, the series was essentially over for the Clippers and another promising campaign had ended in a familiar feeling of disappointment for the franchise.
It no secret that CP3 is one of the most competitive players in the league and is desperate to add a title to his resume before he retires and he recently revealed just how much the injury affected him in a commercial for his new Jordan Brand sneakers, the CP3.X.
"When I broke my hand, like, I almost lost my mind," Paul says. "As bad as I want to win a championship and as hard as I work to win a championship, I'm always just trying to improve to be the best player I can be.
"One of the biggest things I've always prided myself on is defence. Now, at this point in my career, that two-way player stuff don't mean nothing if you don't win a championship."
There are many great players who never won championship rings that have gone on to become Hall of Fame players, including one of Paul's many idols Allen Iverson.
But the Clippers superstar is keen to not enter that list and will return from his latest adversity to try and make Los Angeles a city of NBA champions once again.