Jersey number: No. 3
NBA Draft: Selected by the New Orleans Hornets in the fourth round of the 2005 NBA Draft
Major awards: 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year
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Chris. Paul’s early years.
Born in Louisville, North Carolina, Chris Paul inherited his mother’s athletic genes. His maternal grandfather became a local legend when he opened a gas station not far from Paul’s home and became the first black man to own a gas station in North Carolina at the time. To Paul, his grandfather was his best friend.
When Paul was three years old, his father bought him two basketballs and built him a basketball court in the basement, where he has often seen young Paul walk into with the ball.
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Chris. Paul’s high school years
Paul didn’t show basketball talent as a senior when his brother was the varsity ace, but by the next year, when his brother joined Hampton University, Paul surged to become the varsity starter. Under his leadership, the school went 26-4 and reached the state tournament semifinals while he averaged 25 points, 5.3 assists and 4.4 steals per game. But shortly after that, the 61-year-old grandfather was robbed by a group of young men and was tragically killed. The news spread and nearly 2,000 people attended the funeral of their grandfather. Paul, in turn, decided to dedicate his next game against Parkland High School to his grandfather. In that game, he scored 32 points in the first half and had scored 59 points in the first three minutes of the final period. He was seen cutting to the basket with the ball and putting the ball in the rim while being fouled. He then missed an intentional free throw and the score was set at 61 points, exactly the age his maternal grandfather was when he died. Paul then left the court and threw himself into his father’s arms and let out a loud cry.
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Chris. Paul’s College Years
Paul joined Wake Forest for the 2003-2004 season, where he averaged 14.8 points and 5.9 assists per game in his first year, led the team in assists, steals, 3-point field goal percentage, free throw attempts and shots, and free throw percentage, was named ACC Rookie of the Year, was named to the ACC Defensive Team of the Year, and was voted by several media outlets as the best first-year player in the nation.
Paul’s strength was also recognized, and all media outlets were unanimous that he would be guaranteed a high draft pick if he ran. As a result, Paul also said goodbye to the NCAA and decided to enter the 2005 NBA draft. When Andrew Bogut Bogut, Marvin Williams Williams, Deron. After the Bucks, Hawks and Jazz selected them, the Hornets took Paul with the fourth pick.
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Chris Paul’s career Paul’s career
Paul became the absolute core of the Hornets in the 2005-2011 season, averaging 19+5+10+2 for six years, five times All-Star, three times Best XI, three times Best Defensive XI, three times Steals King, two times Assist King, and won the NBA Rookie of the Year and was selected to the Best Rookie First Team. Paul’s outstanding performance also once made him ranked second behind Kobe in the 2008 MVP voting.
In 2011, the Clippers traded with the Hornets to get Paul in his prime. Paul, Griffin, and Jordan Jr. formed the City of Airs and became the favorites to win the title at that time. During his six seasons with the Clippers, the city of the Air Force killed in the regular season, repeatedly playing well but failing to make it past the second round in the playoffs. Paul also spent the most peak time in the Clippers. Five-time All-Star, three-time steals leader, two-time assists leader, and All-Star MVP in 2013.
The Clippers traded with the Rockets in 2017 to get Paul in a 7-for-1 deal, a deal that also caused a lot of controversy at the time. Although the 33-year-old Paul has passed the peak but did not let people down, and Harden powerful backcourt combination to make them break into the Western Conference finals, with Paul’s injury rocket did not go to the end and the Warriors battle seven games finally lost. The second round of the Warriors did not show a strong desire to survive 2-4 against the Warriors, which also became the last time Paul and Harden joined forces, irreconcilable contradictions also for the rocket trade Paul made the pavement.
In 2019 the Rockets and Thunder traded, Westbrook and Paul swapped proprietors. Paul returned to the All-Star after two seasons, with great efficiency to bring the Thunder, who wanted to swing, into the playoffs, while a group of young Thunder players also made considerable progress under Paul’s leadership. The story of Paul, continues.