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Christopher Emmanuel Paul, from the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. Since 2013, he has been serving as the National Basketball Players Association president, off the court. Here are some very interesting and some unknown facts about the well-known American profession basketball player:

  1. Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of NBA. He is known as marquee point guard and an intuitive play maker.
  2. On August 28, 2017, Paul heeded charity call from J.J.Watt and Kevin Hart for Hurricane Harvey Relief by donating$ 50, 000 to Houston Flood Relief Fund and another $ 25,000 to the ‘American Red Cross.’
  3. He was born Christopher Emmanuel Paul on May 06, 1985, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to Charles Edward Paul and Robin Jones. He has an older brother Charles ‘C.J’ Paul.
  4. He was good at both football and basketball. He was coached by his father in his youth, who never saw the potential in him until his 10th grade.
  5. Paul lost his best friend his grandfather Nathaniel Jones in murder for gain in 2002. He forgave the five convicted boys and appealed the verdict and lost in 2011.
  6. He attended ‘West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina and led the junior team to state semi-finals. He also led the Winston-Salem based Kappa Magic to 2002 National U-17 AAU titles, where he was declared tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
  7. During his senior years, days after his grandfather’s death, in a game he scored 61 points, in his honor by scoring a point for every year his PaPa Chili lived.
  8. He led his school to Class 4A Eastern Regional finals and was named a ‘McDonald’s All-American’ and ‘Parade All-American’ first team. He was also named North Carolina’s Mr. Basketball by Charlotte Observer.
  9. As a freshman at Wake Forest University, Paul with his performance helped it to qualify for the 2004 NCAA Tournament. He was named ACC Rookie of the Year. He averaged 14.8 points per game.
  10. In his sophomore years at college, he averaged 15.3 points with 4.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists to be named in the First Team Consensus All-America and also was named to ESPN’s Academy All-America Team. He was honored by the Wake Forest by retiring his jersey on March 02, 2011.
  11. He was named ‘USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year’ for 2004 along with Sean May. The award honors the top American male basketball performer during the year.
  12. Paul was selected fourth overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets. He led all rookies in points, assists, double-double and averaged 16.1 points. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA & ABA Sporting News Rookie of the Year.
  13. In the 2007 season he led the NBA with 11.6 assists and 2.7 steals per game and finished second in NBA Most Valuable Player Award voting. He made it to his first All-NBA and All-Defensive teams. With 21.1 points per game he led Hornets to playoff.
  14. When at the start of 2009 season, Hornets fired coach Byron Scott, Paul was upset that he was not consulted for his input as a captain. He credits Scott for helping him develop into becoming an All-Star point guard.
  15. In February 2010, he tore his cartilage in his left knee and underwent arthroscopic surgery. He wasto be out-off action for a month or two and missed the February 14, All-Star Game. He had earlier lost eight games due to ankle injury at the start of the season.
  16. In December 2011, Paul was traded with Los Angeles Clippers and developed fast paced offense with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. They earned a nickname ‘Lob City’ with spectacular alley-oop dunks.
  17. In the 2013 he won his first NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, when he led Western Conference to victory with 20 points and 15 assists performance.
  18. At the start of 2013 season, Paul renewed his contract with Clippers for five years, worth approximately $ 107 million.From the zenith of signing a contract, he went nadir during the second round playoff against Okhlahoma City Thunder, he made series of mistakes in the fifth game, which cost them the game. He owned responsibility for the loss.
  19. He played in all 82 games for the first time averaging 19.1 points. With his last second go-ahead shot helped Clippers defeat ‘Spurs’ to enter second round despite suffering from hamstring injury.
  20. Paul single handedly led Clippers to playoff round, after losing Griffin and Jordon at various stages. For the third straight season he averaged over 19 points and had 10 assists with 2 steal per game.
  21. In April 2016, he was injured during the third quarter of Game 4 against Portland Trail Blazers. He broke a bone in his right hand while defending Gerald Henderson and was ruled out indefinitely.
  22. On June 28, 2017, Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets, in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndreLiggins, Lou Williams, Kyle Wiltjer,a future first round pick and cash consideration.
  23. He made his debut for the United States National team at the ‘2006 FIBA World Championship’ hosted by Japan in August-September 2006. The U.S team won the Bronze medal losing to Greece by 101-95 in the semi-finals.
  24. He was part of Gold medal winning team at 2008 Beijing Olympics. He played a key role coming off the bench scoring 13 points in the gold medal game. He also won his second Olympic Gold medal in 2012, starting in all eight games as point guard.
  25. He has earned All-NBA honors eight times with career average of 18.7 point, 4.4 rebounds, 9.9 assists and 2.3 steal per game.
  26. On September 10, 2011, he married his sweetheart, Jada Crawley. The couples have two children, Christopher Emmanuel Paul Jr. and Camryn Alexis Paul.
  27. The Paul family live in ‘Bel Air Mansion’ which he bought from Canadian pop star AvrilLavigne, for $ 8.5 million. The 12,184 square foot property has eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms.
  28. He owns a franchise in the Profession Bowlers Association League called L.A.X. He has participated in numerous celebrity and youth bowling events.
  29. On August 21, 2013, he was selected as president of the National Basketball Players Association, after having served in its executive board for four years. He was instrumental in banning Clippers owner Donald Sterling from NBA for his racist remark.
  30. His ‘The Chris Paul Family Foundation,’ strive to enrich and strengthen healthy development of strong communities.
  31. Chris Paul Net Worth: $75 Million

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