Who is Chris Paul?
Chris Paul is an American professional basketball player of the NBA (National Basketball Association) for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was born on May 6, 1985, in Winston-Salem, North California. He is born to Edward Paul and Robin Jones, with the birth sign Taurus. Chris holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, belongs to African-Americans. With a height of 6 feet and weight about 79 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit.
|Celebrated Name||Chris Paul|
|Birth Date||May 6, 1985|
|Birth Place||Winston-Salem, North California|
|Full Name||Christopher Emmanuel Paul|
|Parents||Father: Edward Paul
Mother: Robin Jones
|Height||6 feet 0 inches|
|Net Worth||$75 million|
Chris Paul was born as Christopher Emmanuel Paul. Along with his parents, he grew up with his older brother Charles Paul. His father was a former athlete, and he taught both Chris and Charles to play football and basketball.
Chris, firstly, enrolled in West Forsyth High School. He excellently played basketball there. During his free time, he worked at the service station, owned by his grandfather. He had an amazing performance in his high school though he had a short height in early life. Due to this, many colleges wanted to recruit him. Eventually, he chose Wake Forest University.
The Career of Chris Paul
His performance in the University was excellent, that had a rich history in basketball. Then, he played for the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest as a team leader from his first game. Meanwhile, he gained the honor of “Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year”. In addition, he broke five freshman records for steals, assists, free throws, three-point percentage, and free throws. Moreover, he became the nation’s best player.
After his sophomore season, Chris appeared for the NBA draft. Meanwhile, New Orleans Hornets selected him in the first round. He won the total 38 games in his first year, which led him to earn the award of “NBA Rookie of the Year”. Eventually, for the 2006 FIBA World Championship, he was selected for the US national team. Moreover, the team won the bronze medal. Later, he represented the national team in the 2008 Olympics. This time, he successfully led the team to win the medal, showing the fantastic performance.
Subsequently, Chris transferred to the Los Angeles Clippers. He completed the first year with an average of 19.8 points, along with 9.1 assists and 2.5 steals in each game. Eventually, at the 2012 Olympics, he represented the US national team, in London. He completed an average of 8.2 points, 5.1 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. In addition, the team won the gold medal again.
Furthermore, during the 2013 All-Star game, Chris performed amazingly. Also, he got the award for NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, for the first time. Though he suffered from many injuries, he played well throughout the season. Then, in 2017, he was traded to Houston Rockets. Eventually, Houston Rockets traded Chris to the Oklahoma City Thunder, on July 16, 2019.
Personal Life of Chris Paul
Chris is a married man. He married Jada Paul in September 2011. The couple also has a child as a son together in May 2009, before their marriage. Later, in August 2012, the couple was blessed with a daughter.
Chris Paul, along with earning massive popularity, he has been able to earn a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $75 million.