CHRIS PAUL (CP3)
On the court, he’s a force to be reckoned with, a fierce competitor, the new face of the Houston Rockets, and one of the most talented, respected NBA basketball players of all time. Off the court, he’s a father, a husband, a compassionate philanthropist, a businessman and one of the most down to earth people you’ll ever meet. Chris Paul, or CP3, as fans affectionately call him, is undoubtedly in the prime of his life, building a robust brand and making a huge difference in his community, all while creating a powerful legacy.
After leaving Wake Forest University (who retired his jersey in March, 2013) at the of end of sophomore year, Chris was chosen by the New Orleans Hornets as the fourth pick in the 2005 NBA draft, which lead to NBA Rookie of the Year honors, and the first of his nine All Star Selections. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina native is a four-time NBA assist leader, and a six-time NBA steals leader, who won MVP honors at the 2013 All-Star game. He is also a two-time gold medal winner with Team USA at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games.
The Magnetic, feisty point-guard has become well respected, admired leader of his teams, as well as the entire NBA, with teammates and other players as evidenced by his being elected President of the National Basketball Players Association in August 2013.
Although his career keeps him extremely busy he stays true to family always comes first and matters above all. His parents instilled in him and his brother CJ (co-founder), at very young ages, the importance of family, education, and being well rounded, humble individuals. Even with all of the accolades and success, Chris is still a compassionate, caring person who would give a person shirt off his back.
There are many words to describe Chris Paul: superstar basketball player, dedicated family man, effective leader, enterprising businessman and admirable humanitarian. And the reason why there are so many words is because of the values he has learned from his parents and grandfather that allow him to effortlessly be the dynamic person he is on and off the court.