Chris Paul Chris Paul is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on May 6, 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Paul attended Wake Forest University, where he played college basketball for two seasons before declaring for the NBA draft in 2005. He was selected fourth overall by the New Orleans Hornets, and went on to become one of the top point guards in the league.
Chris Paul Early Life
Chris Paul was born on May 6, 1985 in Lewisville, North Carolina. He grew up in a sports-oriented family, with both his parents and older brother playing college basketball. Paul attended West Forsyth High School, where he played basketball and football. He was named North Carolina’s Mr. Basketball in 2003, and led his high school team to the state championship.
After high school, Paul attended Wake Forest University and played college basketball for the Demon Deacons. In his sophomore year, he was named the ACC Player of the Year and led the team to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament. After two seasons at Wake Forest, Paul declared for the NBA draft and was selected fourth overall by the New Orleans Hornets in 2005.
Paul has continued to excel in the NBA, earning numerous accolades and becoming one of the league’s top point guards. He has been named an All-Star nine times, and has won four Olympic gold medals as a member of Team USA. In addition to his on-court success, Paul is also known for his charity work and philanthropy.
Chris Paul is a professional basketball player who has had a successful career in the NBA. He was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in 2005 and quickly became known for his impressive playmaking abilities and leadership on the court.
In 2008, Paul led the Hornets to their first playoff appearance in three years and was named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. In 2011, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers where he continued to excel and earn accolades, including six NBA All-Star selections and three All-NBA First Team selections.
In 2017, Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets where he helped lead the team to the Western Conference Finals in 2018. In 2020, he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder where he has continued to be a key contributor to the team.
Throughout his career, Paul has also been known for his off-the-court philanthropy and involvement in the community. He has been named the NBA’s Community Assist Award winner three times and has been recognized for his work with organizations such as the National Basketball Players Association and the Chris Paul Family Foundation.
Chris Paul Net worth
Chris Paul’s net worth is estimated to be around $120 million.
Chris Paul Death or Alive
Chris Paul is alive.
Chris Paul Awards
- NBA Rookie of the Year (2006)
- NBA All-Star Game MVP (2013)
- NBA All-Star Game Skills Challenge winner (2013)
- NBA First Team All-NBA (2008, 2013, 2014)
- NBA Second Team All-NBA (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015)
- NBA All-Defensive First Team (2009, 2012-2015)
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2006, 2008, 2010)
- NBA Sportsmanship Award (2013)
- Olympic gold medalist (2008, 2012)
- NBA assists leader (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- NBA steals leader (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015)
- NBA Players Association Clutch Performer of the Year (2013)
- NBA Players Association Best Style Award (2013)
- NCAA Consensus All-American (2005)
- NCAA Wooden Award (2005)
- NCAA Naismith Award (2005)
- NBA Cares Community Assist Award (2013)
- NBA All-Star Game Team Captain (2018, 2019)
- NBA All-Star Game starting guard (2006-2013, 2016-2018)
- NBA All-Star Game
- NBA All-NBA First Team
- NBA All-Defensive First Team
- NBA assists leader
- NBA steals leader
Chris Paul is married to Jada Paul and they have two children, Christopher Emmanuel Paul II and Camryn Alexis Paul.