Chris Paul (born May 06, 1985) is an American Professional Basketball player, NBA Personality, and Athlete from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is one of the top players of the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and handles the position of point guard in the team.
When he joined the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets in 2005, he became a well-known league’s premier point guards. He has also topped steals records 6 times, and assists record 4 times.
Christopher Paul has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award along with two Olympic gold medals.
Being a celebrated player, he has also received many endorsement contracts from top-notch companies such as Nike and State Farm Insurance.
Biography, Parents, Childhood & Brother
Christopher Emmanuel Paul was born in 1985 (age 34 years) to his Afro-American parents in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He gives his birthday party on 6 May every year and his Zodiac birth sign is Taurus.
CP3 belongs to a Christian family. His father’s name is Charles Paul who was a Former athlete and his mother’s name is Robin Paul.
He has one elder brother Charles Paul Junior who handles and manages his star player brother’s day to day tasks and works as his manager. Christopher is very close to his elder sibling.
Chris has done her schooling from West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina. He was named as a McDonald’s All-American in high school for his brilliant performance in his senior season.
After graduating from high school, he went to Wake Forest University for two years of college basketball.
Physical Stats, Figure, Height, Weight & More
Being a sportsperson CP3 has got an athletic build with a toned body. Chris Paul stands tall with height 6 ft 0 in or 183 cm and his weight is around 79 kgs which equal to 174 lbs.
Christopher has got an attractive personality with body measurements chest 40 inches, Biceps 17 inches, waist 34 inches. His color of hair is black with dark brown eyes color.
Emmanuel Paul is a successful player and behind his success, he gives due credit to his fitness and speed training. He maintains his regular weight training schedule and practices a lot for quickness and speed training.
Wedding with Spouse Jada Crawly & Children
As of now, Chris resides in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, the USA with his family. Christopher Paul fell in love with his wife Jada Crawly when he was attending Wake Forest University with her. In 2003, he proposed Jada and started dating her.
They both were in a relationship for several years and in the year 2011, tied knot with each other on 10 of September.
Chris is happily married to Jada Crawly and has two children, Christopher Emmanuel Paul II (Son) who was born on May 23, 2009, and Camryn Alexis Paul (Daughter) who was born on August 16, 2012.
Basketball Matches, Career, Achievements & Net Worth
Paul began his career as a team leader for his first game itself for the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest. Being a skilled and excellent player, he was honored with the ‘Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year’ Award in 2006. Christopher also broke five freshman records successfully: for free throws, assists, steals, three-point percentages, as well as free throws.
His list achievements are quite long. In fact, many reputed publications also referred to him as the nation’s best player. In 2005, CP3 helped his team won 38 games for New Orleans Hornets.
In 2006, Chris helped his US national team won the bronze medal in FIBA World Championship.
In the 2013 All-Star game, Paul again performed brilliantly and honored with his first NBA All-star Game Most Valuable Player Award. However, he faced many injuries during the season but that did not affect his performance at all.
He was honored as NBA All-Star player (2008 – 2015) eight times and NBA First Team player (2008, 2012 – 2014) four times. He was also ranked NBA assists leader four times (2008-2009, 2014 – 2015) and NBA steals leader six times (2008 – 2009, 2011 – 2014).
CP3 also won two gold medals in the Olympics first in Beijing in the year 2008 and the other one in London in 2012.
Christopher’s net worth is 120 Million US dollars, as of 2019. Besides being the professional NBA Player, Chris has also earned a huge amount of money from endorsements and advertisements.
Some Interesting Facts about Chris Paul
- He outclassed both basketball and football in his youth but chose basketball as a profession in his high school only.
- As a freshman, Christopher Paul was just 5 feet (1.5 m) and considered too short to play.
- His grandfather was killed during a robbery in his home. He began his career soon after his grandfather’s death.
- He was very close to his grandfather. In his earlier years, Paul used to work at his grandfather’s service station whenever he got spare time.
- His Nationality is American.
- Chris likes to visit the church every Sunday whenever possible.
- Being a Point Guard, his height is considered to be short.
- Paul considers his agility, speed, and three-point shooting ability as his strengths.
- Chris used to practice for his sprinting form from a young age with his older brother Charles.
- His ethnicity is Black Afro-American.