Chris Paul

Professional Basketball Player

Christopher "Chris" Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. Paul was born and raised in North Carolina. Despite only playing two varsity basketball seasons in high school, he was a McDonald's All-American and accepted a scholarship with nearby Wake Forest University. After his sophomore year with the Demon Deacons, he declared for the draft.… Read More

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1985 Birth Paul was born on May 6, 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Charles Edward Paul and Robin Jones. … Read More


Paul was a McDonald's All-American in high school. He attended Wake Forest University for two years of college basketball where he helped the Demon Deacons achieve their first ever number one ranking. He was selected fourth overall in the 2005 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets and traded to the Clippers in 2011. … Read More
2006 21 Years Old Paul made his debut for the United States national team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan. … Read More
2007 22 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2007 All-Star Weekend, Paul set new Rookie Challenge records with 17 assists and 9 steals. … Read More
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2011 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Paul married his college sweetheart Jada Crawley on September 10, 2011. … Read More
2012 27 Years Old Two days later, the teams finally made the trade, sending Paul and two future second round draft picks to the Clippers for Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, and the Minnesota Timberwolves' unprotected first round pick in the 2012 draft. … Read More
At the 2013 All-Star Game, Paul led the West to victory with a 20-point and 15 assist performance, earning his first All-Star Game MVP Award. … Read More
In 2014–15, Paul played in all 82 games for the first time in his career, averaging 19.1 points and a league-high 10.2 assists per game. … Read More


2015 30 Years Old A deft midrange shooter, he is especially proficient from the right elbow, leading the league in shooting percentage from that area in 2015. … Read More
2016 31 Years Old On the opening speech of 2016 ESPY's, Paul revealed that one of his uncles is a police officer. … Read More
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