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Chris Paul


ABOUT

Full NameChristopher Emmanuel Paul

Nick NameCP3

BornMay 6, 1985

Height6 ft

NationalityAmerican

RolePoint Guard

ABOUT

Chris Paul is an American professional basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA. He is currently playing his 17th season and has been NBA Rookie of the year, an NBA All-star Game MVP, and two Olympic Gold medalists. He was selected by the New Orleans Hornets as the fourth overall choice in the 2005 NBA Draft. Nicknamed ‘CP3’ or the ‘Point God’ currently serves as the National Basketball Players Association's president and is considered one the greatest point guards of all time. He is one of the highest-paid athletes and has endorsements with brands like Jordan and state farm.



Early life


The New Orleans Hornets selected Paul with the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft (Now Pelicans). He is the owner of the pro bowling team L.A.X.


Paul Went to West Forsyth High school, in North Carolina. He scored 25 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.4 steals per game on average for his junior season and led his team to the National U-17 AAU title and earning several MVP awards. During his senior season, Paul averaged 30.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and 6 steals per contest and ruled the Class 4A Eastern Regional finals.


He received the ACC Rookie of the Year award while attending Wake Forest University in 2003. Paul had a game average of 14.8, 5.9 assists, and 2.7 steals. And setting records for steals, free throws, Assists, and three-point percentage. Thus, won the ACC Rookie of the year and also qualified for the NCAA tournament. 15.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 2.4 steals were their final averages per game during the NCAA Tournament, and were Thus, named for First Team consensus All-America and ESPN’sAcademic All-America team


NBA Journey



Paul was selected NBA Rookie of the Year after being second in the league in total steals (78) during his rookie campaign. He finished fourth in the NBA in assists per game during his second season in the league. At the 2006 FIBA World Championship, he made his national team debut and took home the bronze. In 2007, he was chosen to play in his first NBA All-Star Game and was first picked to the All-NBA and All-Defensive teams. With 108 games, Paul has the most straight games with a steal in NBA history. and Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012 with the national squad.


Paul was to be sent to the Los Angeles Lakers in a three-way deal that the Hornets agreed to on December 8, 2011, but the move was canceled by The NBA, which at the time owned the team. On December 14, 2011, he was dealt to the Clippers for Eric Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu, Chris Kaman, and the Minnesota Timberwolves' unprotected first-round pick in the 2012 draft, along with two future second-round picks. During the 2011–12 season, his average of 2.5 steals per game led the league.


Paul won his first NBA All-Star Game MVP Award at the 2013 All-Star Game. He topped the NBA in assists per game (10.7), assists to turnovers (4.57), and steals per game during the 2013–14 season (2.5). Paul participated in all 82 games in the 2014–15 season for the first time in his career. After falling to the Utah Jazz in the opening round of the 2017 playoffs, Chris Paul made his tenth straight playoff participation without making it to the Conference Finals.


Paul was acquired by the Houston Rockets in a trade on June 28, 2017, for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a future first-round selection, cash considerations.


Paul scored a postseason career-high 41 points in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz to go to the conference finals for the first time in his career. Paul suffered a hamstring injury late in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, missing Games 6 and 7 of the series. Paul agreed to a four-year, $160 million agreement with Houston on July 8, 2018.


In 2019 Paul was traded to Oklahoma City Thunder in the exchange for Russell Westbrook. Paul was assigned to a young, struggling club without any hopes of winning a championship. He received his 10th All-Star nod on January 30 and his first since 2016, being selected as a Western Conference reserve.


In 2020 Paul was traded to Phoenix Suns where he saw his first NBA finals appearance and also the Suns made their first participation since 1993 with a 130-103 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference Finals. Paul also tied a postseason career-high 41 points with eight assists. And in the finals, the Milwaukee Bucks Suns lost in a 4-2 series leading the series 2-0 at the start.


In the 2021-2022 season, Sun's journey only lasted to the western conference semifinals where they lost against the Dallas Mavericks. But due to his Brilliant performance in that season, he was selected as a reserve for the NBA All-Star Game in 2022.


On December 19, 2022, Paul defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 130-104 with a season-high 28 points and eight assists. And also set a league record by being the first player to reach 20,000 points and 11,000 assists.


Chris Paul Education


Paul attended North Carolina's West Forsyth High School. During his junior year, he led his team to the National U-17 AAU championship while averaging 25 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.4 steals per game. He also won multiple MVP awards during that time.


Paul won the Class 4A Eastern Regional finals during his senior year by averaging 30.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and 6 steals per game.


While a student at Wake Forest University in 2003, he was given the ACC Rookie of the Year honor, where Paul averaged 14.8, 5.9 assists, and 2.7 steals per game. Early in Paul's second season, Wake Forest achieved school history's highest national ranking for two weeks.


Chris Paul Awards and Achievements


Award/AccoladeYearTeam
12*NBA All-star 2008-2016, 2020-2022Phoenix Suns
NBA All star game MVP2013Los Angeles clippers
4*All-NBA first team2008, 2012-2014New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles clippers
5*All NBA second team2009,2015,2016,2020,2021New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles clippers, Phoenix Suns
2*All NBA Third team2011,2022Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix suns
7*NBA All defensive first team2009, 2012-2017New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles clippers
2*NBA All defensive second team2008,2011New Orleans Hornets
NBA Rookie of the year2006New Orleans Hornets
5*NBA Assists leader 2008,2009,2014,2015,2022New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles clippers, Phoenix Suns
6*NBA steals Leader 2008,2009,2011-2014New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles clippers
NBA 75th Anniversary team75th


Chris Paul Records


  • With 16.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.8 assists, and 2.2 steal per game as their final averages, he surpassed all other rookies in NBA history to take the league lead in steals.

  • Paul also achieved 20,000 points and 11,000 assists, becoming the first player in the league.

  • Since Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire in 2010, Paul and Booker were the first Suns' team to be chosen All-Stars.

  • While playing with the Los Angeles Clippers Paul became just the third player in the last 25 years to score at least 30 points in the second half of a game that decided a series when he scored 31 of his game's total 41 points in the second half.

  • Becoming the first player in NBA history to finish their career with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists.

  • Paul completed his 500th double-double in his career. In NBA history, he is just the fourth guard to achieve that milestone.

  • In addition, he set a record for the NBA's oldest player to have at least 30 points and 10 assists in a playoff game.


Chris Paul's Net worth


Chris Paul's net worth is predicted by Celebrity Net Worth to be around $160 million as of 2022. His annual pay is pegged at $30 million. Chris Paul's salary was anticipated to be in the range of $41 million for the 2020–2021 season and $44 million for the 2021–2022 season. Chris Paul had three years and $125 million left on his deal when the 2020–21 season got underway. According to Forbes, his combined on-court and off-court earnings amount to around $39.1 million.


Chris Paul makes almost $8 million a year just from endorsements. State Farm, Nike, Air Jordan, Panini, and Tissot are just a few of the brands he endorses.


Chris Paul Contract


The 6 feet tall American Point Guard Chris Paul agreed to a four-year deal before the 2021–2022 NBA season of $120 million with the Phoenix Suns. His annual pay is estimated at $30 million. Chris Paul's salary was anticipated to be in the range of $41 million for the 2020–2021 season and $44 million for the 2021–2022 season. Chris Paul had three years and $125 million left on his deal when the 2020–21 season got underway. According to Forbes, his combined on-court and off-court earnings amount to around $39.1 million.


Chris Paul Endorsements


The NBA All-star member, two times Olympic gold medalist, and one of the greatest point guards ever, Chris Paul makes almost $8 million a year just from endorsements. Nike, Tissot, and Panini are just a few of the brands he supports. He is among the highest-paid athletes and has endorsement agreements with brands like State Farm and Air Jordan also. Talking about his investments Chris Paul holds a stake in Chirpify worth about $4 million and an estimated $48 million stake in Hyperice. Additionally, he has investments in Beyond Meat and RSPCT Basketball.


Chris Paul Family


Chris Paul was born to Charles Edward Paul and Robin Jones in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Charles Sr. A former athlete himself, mentored and coached his boys in basketball and football throughout their youth. Chris has a brother named Charles CJ Paul they used to work at the service station which was owned by their Grandfather during their holidays and Paul also considered His Grandfather as his Best Friend.


On September 10, 2011, Paul wed Jada Crawley, his college sweetheart. They have two children together—a son and a daughter. On November 11, 2011, Paul and his family made an appearance on Family Feud.


Chris Paul Wife


Jada Crawley is a philanthropist, a business owner, and a fashion designer. She was brought up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and belongs to a middle-class family. They got to know each other while CP3 was playing at Wake Forest University and started dating in 2005. Each year, she holds a Prom Dress Giveaway Drive, combining all of her professional endeavors. Each year, this gathering of high school students offers them support through events like fashion shows, braid bars, and cosmetic demonstrations. Chris has a son and a daughter with his long-time partner Jada Crawley.



Chris Paul House


A mansion in Encino, California, was recently purchased off-market for $11.1 million by Chris Paul. The building has two stories, a separate guest house, and a five-car attached garage. It covers more than 12,000 square feet and has a cabana, a pool, and a sports court, among other amenities. Along with this Chris also has a mansion in Woodland Hills, LA. When Chris Paul moved from Los Angeles, the Mediterranean-style property was put on the market for $2.2 million.



Chris Paul shoes


One of the best Point Guards of all time who plays in the NBA for Phoenix suns holds strong personal ties to both Nike and Jordan, the guard frequently wears footwear from both brands, according to his suitability and Comfort. Paul frequently likes wearing bold or colorful hues and never wears the same shoe again. He has spent the last sixteen years with Jordan and is looking forward to more. There have been 12 pairs of signature shoes for the Suns' point guard, and there could be more.


Popularly asked questions?


Has Chris Paul won MVP?


The Point guard from the Phoenix suns has won two Olympic gold medals, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, has led the NBA in assists five times, and has set a record for thefts six times.


Why is Chris Paul so famous?


He's going to be in the Hall of Fame for sure. In terms of NBA assists per game, he is third, after Magic Johnson and John Stockton. He is the only player in NBA history to have led the league in both assists and steals for two straight seasons, and he owns the record for the most consecutive games with a steal (108). Moreover, he is also a Philanthropist.


How many 3s does Chris Paul average?


The NBA Assists leader for the consecutive two games Chris paul In his career has averaged 1.7 three-pointers made per game during the playoffs.


Chris Paul Height?


Chris Paul was reported as 6'0" (1.83m) tall and weighs about 89 kg (175 pounds). And Paul just plays the position of the point guard.


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