Chris Paul’s debut for the USA national team came at the 2006 FIBA World Championship which was held in Japan.
Nicknamed “CP3”, Christopher Emmanuel Paul is undoubtedly one of the best point-guards of all-time. And I don’t think there is any denying that fact. Always making an impact on the basketball pitch, the 6’0 Suns’ point guard has been named NBA-All Star a total of nine times, an All-NBA Team member 8 times, and been a part of the NBA All-Defensive team nine times. Although many would debate about Paul ranking on the first position in the list of the greatest NBA point guards of all-time, the 36-year old player definitely sits with the most elite point-guards like Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and others.
Born on 6th May, 1985 to Charles Edward Paul and Robin Jones, Chris Paul hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He grew up in Lewisville with his elder brother, Charles “C.J.” Paul, and was coached by his father Charles Sr., who was himself an athlete, in football and basketball. What made Paul a top-level point guard in Basketball? Well, it has everything to do with his swiftness, skills, vision on the court, mixed with his excellent defensive abilities. Not only is he a dangerous intruder who can penetrate hard, Paul’s got the shooting adroitness as well.
New Orleans Hornets: In the 2005 NBA draft, Paul was picked fourth overall by the New Orleans Hornets. His debut season saw him lead the league in total steals (78), ultimately getting named as the Rookie of the Year.
National debut: Paul’s debut for the USA national team came at the 2006 FIBA World Championship which was held in Japan. He guided the US to seal a bronze medal with a total of 44 assists to his name.
|Name||Christopher Emmanuel Paul|
|Net Worth||$160 million|
|Birthplace||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Salary||over $300 million annually|
Chris Paul has a net worth of $160 million. Throughout his time playing in the league, he has found different ways to accumulate his wealth and invest them, earning him even more millions in the process.
Chris has been a part of numerous lucrative contracts during the course of his 17-year career in the NBA. Paul signed contracts worth $107 million over five years with the Clippers in 2013, $160 million over four years with the Rockets in 2018, and $120 million over four years with the Suns in 2021. He currently makes well over $30 million a year thanks to his deal with the Suns. He has collected wages totaling more than $300 million.
Chris has Brand Endorsement partnerships with Nike, Spalding, and the Jordan brand, the latter deal being his most lucrative endorsement deal.
· State Farm
· Walt Disney
Chris Paul and his family established the Chris Paul Family Foundation in 2005. The foundation’s mission is to promote education, community building, and equality. Regardless of playing every game for 17 straight seasons, he has consistently found the time and resources to support those who need it the most. In 2012, he collaborated with the NBA’s All-Star lineup to raise donations for people who suffered as a result of the tragic earthquake in Haiti. His Foundation also pledged $1 million to numerous Boys & Girls Clubs. Paul even gave $2 million to Wake Forest Basketball, giving back to the institution that helped him perfect his professional basketball skills.