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Chris Paul

Christopher Emmanuel Paul, nicknamed "CP3", is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Paul is widely regarded as one of the greatest point guards of all time. He has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, an NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, two Olympic gold medals, and led the NBA in assists five times and steals a record six times. He has also been selected to twelve NBA All-Star teams, eleven All-NBA teams, and nine NBA All-Defensive teams. In 2021, he was selected to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. He also served as the president of the National Basketball Players Association from August 2013 to August 2021. Among the highest-paid athletes in the world, he holds endorsement deals with companies such as Jordan Brand and State Farm.

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Being from North Carolina, it's kind of slow-paced. There's not too much going on there, whereas in New Orleans, there's always something going on. I just love all the people, going out to dinner and enjoying anything I want.
I grew up on games like Madden and NBA Jam, then moved on to NFL 2K on Dreamcast. The game I really loved was Virtua Tennis.
From day one, since I was traded to the Clippers, the team has been amazing to not only me, but to my family. — © Chris Paul
From day one, since I was traded to the Clippers, the team has been amazing to not only me, but to my family.
I try to penetrate the lane like Steve Nash, pass like Jason Kidd, and handle the ball like Allen Iverson. Remember, I said 'try to'.
You don't always have to be a leader and be as vocal as I am. I'm sure some people would love it if I didn't talk as much as I did.
I have a Dominique Wilkins Hawks jersey that I still wear. That's probably my favorite one. What's funny is that I spend all this time collecting jerseys, and now people are out there collecting mine.
One of the things you learn when you go overseas is how much a lot of the countries overseas really just like to enjoy life.
I love Polo. I have a lot of Ralph Lauren suits. I got Dolce, I got a little bit of everything. And my favorite thing about Ralph Lauren is that he puts the number three on a lot of his clothes, so I feel like it's meant for me.
I always have said that the most valuable thing I have isn't money; it's my time.
I've been fortunate to be short my entire life. There's only one position I've ever had to play, and that's point guard. So I've always had to be that leader. And that was my job: you know, to talk.
I love New Orleans.
Most of the time, if you ask a kid who's their best friend, it's usually a classmate or their neighbor or something, but for me, it was my granddad. Everybody knew him - they called him Mr. Jones.
I love people. I hate to be by myself. — © Chris Paul
I love people. I hate to be by myself.
If my son is happy, then I am happy.
No matter where you put me, I don't care if it is North Carolina, Florida, California, New York City; I'm going to be who I am.
In everything I've done, I always just hated to lose more than I like to win.
I trust my wife more than I trust myself.
I'm a little brother. I've always been small. People have said I have a Napoleon complex. But I've always had to fight for everything that I have.
I play basketball to win a championship. That championship is everything to me. And that's what gets people to buy in to your brand - being a winner.
I can dunk! I can dunk, and not just in NBA Live.
Family was real important in putting me on my path. I'm so blessed to come from a home with a mother and a father.
I don't care what anybody says, there's nothing like the cultural influence of hip-hop. For me, hip-hop culture is involved in everything - it's in me, in who I am, in how I dress, how I talk. It's in my son and my wife.
I realize that I'm not going to be doing interviews for the cover of 'GQ' for the rest of my life, know what I mean? I'm on TV because I play basketball really well.
You only get a chance to live your dream once, and I'm living mine right now.
Even today a lot of people know me because of my grandfather.
It's a business now. But you still have little butterflies in your stomach before every game.
I hate losing more than I like winning
I always tell D-West, 'We're the leaders on the team, and if we go down, we've got to go down shooting.'
Whatever I have to do to help us win, I'll do.
I've always been vertically challenged. I never grew at all until my junior year of high school-if you call that growing.
I need energy every day. Whether I'm leaving home and going to practice or getting in the car with my two kids to take my son to school - I need all the energy I can get.
We wanted to impress the crowd so much. The city has done so much for us and welcomed us right in, and we just wanted to give them a good show and show them that we're going to play for them. I think guys just had a little bit of jitters.
Ive been fortunate to be short my entire life. Theres only one position Ive ever had to play, and thats point guard. So Ive always had to be that leader. And that was my job: you know, to talk.
Being close ain't good enough.
I was always into sports games. Never really played anything else. I grew up on games like Madden and NBA Jam. — © Chris Paul
I was always into sports games. Never really played anything else. I grew up on games like Madden and NBA Jam.
Obviously I want the fragrance to smell good. I tell people all the time that when you see someone there can obviously be a physical attraction, but scent is something that stays with you. It's something that you remember about a person.
What I really try to do is take different pages out of different players books.
That's the great thing about big cities: Nobody is judging. You really get a chance to show who you are with your style.
Sometimes the fans are too nice.
Every now and then you're going to get beaten, but we work hard.
I'm not much into anything too flashy.
Keep practicing. Never let someone tell you you're too small or too slow.
Im still getting more familiar with the plays and different things, but I think that will come along with getting more experience and getting to know the guys better.
You can replace houses. You can't replace people. I mean, it's left me speechless. I was talking to P.J. (Brown) about it. When the storm hit, I just kept it on CNN and watched the whole thing. Just seeing Canal Street, knowing I was there just a few days before storm and seeing all those stores I went in being under water. Unbelievable.
The least amount of buttons [in suit], the better. If you have to go with three, you can go three. But all that eight-button stuff? Nuh-uh, not a fan. — © Chris Paul
The least amount of buttons [in suit], the better. If you have to go with three, you can go three. But all that eight-button stuff? Nuh-uh, not a fan.
For me, hip-hop culture is involved in everything - it's in me, in who I am, in how I dress, how I talk. It's in my son and my wife.
Exercise and good nutrition helped make me what I am today and are critical in allowing me stay on top of my game.
People have said I have a Napoleon complex. But I've always had to fight for everything that I have.
I had never been to Oklahoma City before. I had no clue. Just heard there were a lot of tornadoes.
I play basketball to win a championship. That championship is everything to me. And thats what gets people to buy in to your brand - being a winner.
I've been a winner my whole life.
We showed why road games have been tough for us throughout this year. That's where we've got to get better. It's a learning experience.
For me, it's all about who you are. Some athletes may feel a responsibility. Some may not. One thing I've talked with my family and team about is doing more. Trying to make an impact.
I'm not the greatest long-distance shooter, I know that. But I know if I can get around that free-throw line area, a lot of times you've just got to hope I miss.
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