Chris Paul believes the Clippers would have won the NBA championship if Chauncey Billups hadn’t torn his left Achilles on Feb. 7.

“I tell people all the time had Chauncey not got injured we was going to win the championship,” Paul said.

Paul called playing alongside Billups last season “the best thing ever.”

“He knows my top priority right now is to make sure he’s back with us again next season,” said Paul, a special guest today at Billups’ annual basketball camp.

“That was the best backcourt mate I played with since I’ve been in the NBA. He just gave me so much confidence and made things so much easier for me. So I need him back and want him back with the Clippers.”