Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Basketball Player

Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985), nicknamed "CP3" and “The Point God”, is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Full Name
Christopher Emmanuel Paul
May 6, 1985
6′ 0″
Net Worth


Chris Paul was born on May 6, 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His zodiac sign is Taurus, and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Charles and Robin Paul, and he has two older siblings. Paul attended West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina, where he was a standout basketball player and graduated with honors in 2003. 

Paul went on to attend Wake Forest University where he played college basketball for the Demon Deacons. In 2005, Paul was named the consensus National Player of the Year and he decided to enter the NBA Draft that same year. He was selected fourth overall by the New Orleans Hornets and went on to become an All-Star point guard for them as well as other teams throughout his career. 

In 2008, Paul was traded from New Orleans to Los Angeles Clippers and quickly became one of the most clutch players in the league. In 2012, he led the Clippers to their first Pacific Division championship since 1976. During this time, he also made six consecutive All-Star appearances (2009-2014) as well as being named All-NBA First Team three times (2008–09; 2013–14). 

In 2017, Paul signed a four-year contract with the Houston Rockets which eventually led him back to the Western Conference Finals after 14 years. In 2019, he was traded back to Oklahoma City Thunder where he currently plays today. Throughout his career, Paul has been known for his leadership skills both on and off court making him one of the greatest point guards of all time.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Chris Paul is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 6, 1985, Chris Paul was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He grew up playing basketball with his two older brothers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">High School Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins the Naismith and Parade Magazine Player of the Year awards as a senior at West Forsyth High School.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Pick of NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Paul is selected fourth overall by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2005 NBA Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA All Star</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Paul is named to the 2008 All Star team, becoming the first Hornet to ever earn the honor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Los Angeles Clippers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Paul is traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in a blockbuster deal that sends him and two other players to L.A.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">MVP of NBA All Star Game</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Paul is named MVP of the 2013 NBA All Star Game after leading Team Chris to victory.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Oklahoma City Thunder</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Paul is traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a package of draft picks and players.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chris Paul is a great leader both on and off the court. He has demonstrated time and time again that he can lead his team to success through hard work, dedication, and strong communication skills.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an All-Around Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chris Paul is an all-around player that excels in every aspect of the game. From passing to shooting, rebounding to defense, he can do it all. He is also a great team player who looks out for the best interests of his team at all times.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chris Paul is an excellent role model for athletes young and old. His dedication to improving himself as a player and person make him an inspiration for everyone. He is also known for his charitable works, which shows his commitment to helping others in need.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Player to Win the NBA All-Star Game MVP Award 3 Times</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Paul is the only player in NBA history to have won the All-Star Game MVP award three times, winning it in 2008, 2013 and 2018.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> All-Time Leader in Steals</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Paul is the all-time leader in steals amongst active players, with 2,304 career steals and counting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Started Playing Basketball at Age 6</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Paul began playing basketball at the age of 6, and by age 13 was already playing on AAU teams with boys four years older than him.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won Two Olympic Gold Medals</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Paul has won two Olympic gold medals with Team USA in 2008 and 2012.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Two Time NBA Assists Leader</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Paul is a two time NBA assists leader, leading the league in that category in both 2008 and 2009.</p></div>


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