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Chris Paul III plays many roles in the NBA. Besides being the starting point guard for the Rockets, he is an outspoken voice on social issues and leads the player union.
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Key Facts & Information
- Christopher Emmanuel Paul was born May 6, 1985, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
- A former athlete, his father Charles Sr. taught his sons basketball and football, and coached them in various youth leagues throughout their childhoods.
- During summer, he worked at his granddad’s service station from the time he was 7 or 8 years old.
- While short for his age, Paul followed his brother’s lead as a standout junior varsity and varsity basketball player, prized for his speed and intelligence on the court.
- Chris Paul was about 5½ feet tall when he made West Forsyth’s High School varsity basketball team as a junior in 2001.
- He averaged 25 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.4 steals per game, helping West Forsyth reach the state semifinals.
- In his senior year, Paul finished the season with averages of 30.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and 6 steals per game.
- He was named a McDonald’s All-American, first-team Parade All-American, and North Carolina’s Mr. Basketball by The Charlotte Observer.
- Paul chose Wake Forest University, which was close to home and had a rich basketball history.
- Recruited to play for Wake Forest’s Demon Deacons by respected head coach Skip Prosser, Paul was a team leader from his first game.
- He was named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rookie of the Year and broke five Wake Forest freshman records for assists, steals, free throws, and three-point percentages.
- Publications College Insider, The Sporting News, and Basketball Times pegged Paul as the nation’s best freshman player.
- On April 15, 2005, he announced he would be hiring an agent and turning professional.
- NEW ORLEANS HORNETS/PELICANS
- With that, he got drafted to the New Orleans Hornets as a 1st round pick. He was elected fourth overall.
- During his first year in the pros, the Hornets won 38 games and Paul was named the top Western Conference rookie for every month of the season.
- He went on to be named NBA Rookie of the Year.
- Paul was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game in 2007–08, playing in front of his home fans in New Orleans.
- Paul led the NBA with 11.6 assists and 2.7 steals per game to go along with 21.1 points per game and was named to his first All-NBA and All-Defensive teams.
- In Paul’s 2008-2009 season, he set the NBA record for consecutive games with a steal at 106.
- The next season, he only played 45 games after a torn cartilage in his left knee.
- His 2010-2011 season proved to be one of the greatest after leading his team to the playoffs against the LA Lakers.
- LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
- Paul was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, and, upon joining the team before the 2011–12 season, he immediately turned it into one of the league’s most dangerous teams.
- Paul finished the year averaging 19.8 points, 9.1 assists, and 2.5 steals per game.
- He became the first Clipper to be named to the All-NBA First Team since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s.
- Los Angeles set new franchise record for wins with 57. His final averages were 19.1 points, 10.7 assists, and 2.5 steals per game.
- In 2014–15, Paul played in all 82 games for the first time in his career.
- In January of the 2015–16 season, Paul led the Clippers on a ten-game winning streak despite missing Griffin and Jordan at various points due to injury.
- In 2016–17, Paul missed 21 regular season games due to rest or injury and played in just over 31 minutes per game.
- HOUSTON ROCKETS
- Paul became the first player in NBA history to post 28 points, eight assists, and seven steals in a game against the Spurs.
- On February 23, 2018, Paul earned passed Allen Iverson for 12th on the NBA’s career steals list with 1,984.
- Paul has been the National Basketball Players Association president since August 2013.
- He was a key figure in the banning of Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA following racist remarks Sterling made in 2014.
- Paul is a Christian and attends church every Sunday whenever possible.
- He is married to Jada Crawley and has two children; Christopher Emmanuel Paul, Jr. (born May 23, 2009) and Camryn Alexis Paul (born August 16, 2012).
- He has invested in Wtrmln Wtr, which makes cold-pressed watermelon juice, and Muzik, which makes high-end headphones.
- He founded a media company, Oh Dipp Productions, which produced a documentary for ESPN about his decision to join the Rockets.
- Paul’s family nicknamed him CP3 because he, his father and brother all share the same C.P. initials.
- He is an avid bowler and owns a franchise in the Professional Bowlers Association league.
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