Chris Paul, who was born on May 6, 1985, is currently a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. He has played in several All-Star Games throughout his career. Besides being one of the best basketball players in the league in regards to assists, he is able to score many points in games on a consistent basis and is able to play strong defense.
Here are 10 fun facts about Chris Paul:
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The first fun fact about Chris Paul is that his father was an athlete. In fact, his father was talented as both a basketball and football player. He helped his son in a number of sports when he was younger.
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Besides being successful as a young basketball player, Chris Paul was also gifted when it came to football. He played in some Pop Warner football championships as both a quarterback and linebacker.
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As for how well he performed as a basketball player when he was younger, he won a number of 14U AAU national basketball tournaments. In short, he was a multidimensional athlete.
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It should also be noted that Chris was also a hard worker when it came to making money when he was in his youth. More specifically, he was a cashier, rotated tires, and changed air filters for a service station that was owned by his maternal grandfather.
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Another fun fact about the talented basketball player is that he became the president of the National Basketball Players Association on August 21, 2013.
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The basketball star played for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons men’s basketball team from 2003 to 2005. During his college career, he was a consensus first team All-American in 2005. His number, No. 3, was retired by the team. In other words, he had a very good college basketball career.
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He has been an important member of United States national basketball teams. He helped the United States team win gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics and at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Another fun fact is that he married his college sweetheart on September 10, 2011. They have two children together.
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A random fact is that his family lives in a mansion in Bel Air. The basketball player purchased the mansion from singer Avril Lavigne for $8.5 million dollars in 2012.
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The last fun fact is that he is a devout believer in God. Whenever he has a chance, he attends church on Sundays. Reflecting on his religious beliefs, “I am so thankful that my parents raised me and C.J. to depend on God’s guidance and our faith in Him (Jesus), and to always be thankful for what we receive.”
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