Often regarded as one of the greatest point guards of all time, Chris Paul currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Chris Paul has a brilliant, successful, and very popular basketball career.
However, unfortunately, the player is still recovering from an ankle injury that happened in the first half of the game which took place on November 7, 2022. He has not returned to the court after his injury.
The team officials have made it clear that he was suffering from a sore heel and that there was nothing more serious than that. It was his right leg that was injured during their match against the Philadelphia 76ers.
About Chris Paul
The basketball superstar was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on May 6, 1985. As Chris, his father and his brother share the same initials, Chris was nicknamed ‘CP3’ and it was his outstanding performances as a point guard that earned him the nickname ‘The Point God.’
His father Charles Sr. was a former athlete and he began training Chris and his brother in basketball and football right from their childhood.
Chris completed his high school education at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina. Chris became more involved and passionate about the game during his high school years.
He played on the junior varsity team during his freshman and sophomore years. Chris Paul became popular at the national level during his senior year as he scored 61 points in a game.
Chris Paul attended Wake Forest University and he was able to continue his marvelous performance there too. Playing for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons men’s basketball team, Paul was named ACC Rookie of the Year and Third Team All-ACC. Recently, Chris Paul was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame.
Chris Paul started his official professional basketball career with the New Orleans Hornets. He was picked by the team in the 2005 NBA Draft. Paul was named the NBA Rookie of the Year, just falling short of one vote to win the award unanimously. Deron Williams was the only other rookie to win a first-place vote.
Chris Paul rose to stardom through his game during the period from 2007 to 2011. His journey toward becoming one of the greatest point guards of all time started in 2007 as he was selected for his first NBA All-Stars game.
The player had been a part of some of the best teams in the NBA like the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunders, and so on. Currently, he plays for the Phoenix Suns. Paul joined the Suns in 202 as Paul along with Abdel Nadar were traded by the Thunders. Paul also achieved many feats like becoming the sixth player in the history of the NBA to record 10,000 career assists.
Personal Life And Relationships
Chris Paul is someone who strongly believes in God and Paul has also made it clear that he was a Christian. He has revealed that he will not miss a chance to attend church on Sunday. Chris Paul is a strong advocate of the vegan lifestyle.
He has been a vegan since 2019 and he is also an ambassador for Beyond Meat, which is a Los-Angeles based manufacturer of plant-based meat substitutes.
His wife Jada Crawley was his college sweetheart and they both got married on September 10, 2011. The couple had been together ever since and they both have two children from their marriage. They welcomed a son in May 2009 and a daughter in August 2012.
Paul also has a brother who used to play basketball at Hampton University and the University of South Carolina Upstate.
Chris Paul’s Controversies
The name Chris Paul was mentioned in association with social media celebrity Kim Kardashian by her ex-husband and famous rapper Kanye West. In a tweet posted by the rapper on Friday, he mentioned that he had caught Chris Paul along with his then-wife Kim Kardashian. He posted a photo of Chris Paul and to quote his tweet, he said that “I caught this guy with Kim.” Neither Kim Kardashian nor Chris Paul has responded to the tweet.
The allegations about the player and his ex-wife were made by Kanye before his Twitter account was reported to be suspended by the app in terms of ‘incitement to violence.’
Outside The Court
According to the data provided by Forbes, Chris Paul is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. He is also associated with many top brands like Nike and Stare Farm through different deals. Chris Paul has also served as the president of the National Basketball Association (NBA).