Chris Paul Biography

Chris Paul is a popular American basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life.

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Nick Name: CP3

Birthday: May 6, 1985

Nationality: American

Famous: Basketball Players American Men

Also Known As: Christopher Emanuel Paul, CP3

Sun Sign: Taurus

Age: 33 Years

Born in: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Famous as: Basketball Player

Height: 1.83 m

Spouse/Ex-: Jada Crawley

father: Charles Paul

mother: Robin Paul

siblings: C.J. Paul

children: Camryn Alexis Paul, Christopher Emmanuel Paul II

City, States, Provinces & Districts: North Carolina

Net worth: $75 Million as of Jun 1, 2017

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education: West Forsyth High School, Wake Forest University

awards: NBA Rookie of the Year Award
NBA All-Rookie Team
Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award

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Chris Emmanuel Paul is a popular American basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. The point guard, who began his professional career playing for the New Orleans Hornets, has also played for the United States men’s basketball team and helped them win two Gold medals at the Olympics. Born in Lewisville, North Carolina, in the US, Paul was a sports enthusiast from his childhood. Although initially he was more interested in football, later his passion turned towards basketball. Needless to say, he was a brilliant player in high school. He attended the Wake Forest University for two years where he achieved excellence in college basketball and helped the Demon Deacons successfully reach the number one ranking for the first time. Soon, he was drafted into the NBA by New Orleans Hornets. He played for the team for a total of six seasons, after which he joined the Los Angeles Clippers. From the past few years, he has also been serving as the president of the National Basketball Players Association, a labor union which represents all NBA players. Despite being one of the most successful and highly paid basketball players, Paul is of humble nature and has stated that he is grateful to God for all his achievements.

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Chris Paul
Childhood & Early life
  • Christopher Emmanuel Paul was born on 6 May 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His parents are Charles Edward Paul and Robin Jones. He also has an older brother named Charles Paul. Both the brothers were taught football and basketball by their father, who is a former athlete himself.
  • He attended West Forsyth High School where he excelled at playing basketball. During his spare time, young Paul also worked at a service station which was owned by his grandfather, with whom he shared a very close bonding.
  • Despite having a short height in the early years of his life, his playing skills in court were always appreciated. Because of his amazing performance during high school, a lot of colleges wanted to recruit him, out of which he eventually chose Wake Forest University.
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Career
  • Before joining the Wake Forest University, which had a rich history in basketball, Chris Paul unfortunately lost his grandfather who was killed during a robbery in his home. Soon after, he was recruited by the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest, in which he was a team leader from his first game itself.
  • Because of his brilliant skills, he soon earned honors such as ‘Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year’, and he successfully broke five freshman records as well: for assists, steals, free throws, three point percentages, as well as free throws. He was also named the nation’s best player by several reputed publications.
  • n 2005, he appeared for the NBA draft after his sophomore season. He was soon picked by the New Orleans Hornets in the first round. During his first year, the team won a total of thirty-eight games. His amazing talents as well as dedication earned him the ‘NBA Rookie of the Year’ award.
  • Paul was selected for the US national team for the 2006 FIBA World Championship which was to be held in Japan. He helped his team finish the tournament with a bronze medal. He again represented the national team in the 2008 Olympics, which was held In Beijing. He showed a fantastic performance, and also successfully led his team to win a Gold medal.
  • He played brilliantly for the Hornets for a total of six seasons. In 2011, before the start of the 2011-12 season, a deal was orchestrated between the New Orleans Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers that sent Paul to the latter team.
  • After Paul’s transfer to the Los Angeles Clippers, the team’s performance improved to an extent. He finished his first year with the team with an average of 19.8 points, 9.1 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. His performance in the season was quite appreciated.
  • He once again represented the US national team at the 2012 Olympics in London. He averaged 8.2 points, along with 5.1 assists, and 1.6 steals per game, and led the team to another gold medal.
  • Hel also performed brilliantly during the 2013 All-Star game, where he also earned his first NBA All-star Game Most Valuable Player Award. Despite facing several injuries, his performance has remained excellent throughout the seasons. After playing for six seasons with the Clippers, he was traded to the Houston Rockets in June 2017.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 2004, Chris Paul was declared the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
  • He won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2006 and was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team the same year.
  • His most significant achievement in life was when he represented the National Team and led it to win the Olympic gold in Basketball in 2008 as well as in 2012. He also led his team to a Bronze medal at the FIBA World Championship in 2006.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • Chris Paul’s wife is Jada Paul whom he married in September 2011. Their first child Christopher Emmanuel II was born in May 2009, before the couple got married, and their second child, a daughter, named Camryn Alexis, was born in August 2012.
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Net Worth
  • He has a net worth of around $75 million.
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