Chris Paul is an American professional basketball player. He has played for various teams in the National Basketball Association. He currently plays for the Golden State Warriors.

He has also played for the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Los Angeles Clippers. The New Orleans Hornets drafted him into the NBA in 2005. Paul has had a decorated career with the NBA and has been named an NBA All-Star 12 times. In 2013, he was also named the MVP of the All-Star event, but he has never been an NBA champion.

Player Profile

Christopher Emmanuel Paul was born on May 6, 1985, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is nicknamed ‘CP3’ because both his father and brother share the same initials.

Team 230 golden state warriors Golden State Warriors
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.83 m / 79 kg
Born 6 May 1985
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname The Point God
Team History
230 golden state warriors Golden State 2023 - present
232 phoenix suns Phoenix 2020 - 2023
1387 oklahoma city thunder Oklahoma City 2019 - 2020
219 houston rockets Houston 2017 - 2019
231 los angeles clippers LA Clippers 2011 - 2017
221 new orleans pelicans New Orleans 2005 - 2011

He is married to Jada Crawley, his college sweetheart. Together, they have two children. In addition to basketball, he enjoys bowling and he also has a minor ownership stake with the minor-league baseball team, the Winston-Salem Dash.

Paul is a point guard and he shoots right-handed. He stands 183 cm tall and his weight was last listed as 79 kg.

High School and College Career

While attending West Forsyth High School, Paul was named by the Charlotte Observer and The Dallas Morning News as Mr. Basketball, North Carolina 2003.

He attended college at Wake Forest University and played with the Demon Deacons for two years leading the team for two NCAA Tournaments and winning the ACC Rookie of the Year and a place on the ACC All-Defensive Team.

Professional Career

In 2005, Paul was one of the most sought-after players and was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets as a Point Guard.

However, due to the disastrous hurricane that hit New Orleans that year, the team had to relocate to Oklahoma City and as a result, Paul could not play the entire season.

In 2006 Paul was on top of the rookie charts and was declared the Western Conference Rookie of the Month each month in the 2005-2006 Season. In 2006, Paul with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists had achieved his first triple-double and won the NBA Rookie of the Year.

After playing the 2006-07 Season in Oklahoma, the Hornets finally returned to New Orleans in 2007-08.

Paul meanwhile had matured from the rookie status and was gearing up for the All-Star Game to be held in New Orleans. Paul concluded the 2007-08 Season with an average of 2.71 steals per game and topped the NBA charts with 11.6 assists per game.

His true rise to basketball stardom started during the 2008-2009 Season when he set a new record for consecutive games with a steal. A series of injuries during the 2009-2010 Season affected Paul’s performance but the Hornets went on to qualify for the playoffs against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers when Paul started playing the full season. While Paul gave an amazing performance, the Hornets still lost.

Paul was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011, invigorating the team’s line-up and overall performance. The Clippers went on to qualify for the playoffs but eventually lost in the Conference semi-finals to the San Antonio Spurs.

In the 2013-2014 Season, the Clipper set a new franchise record with 57 wins. Paul had a career-high three-pointer game that greatly helped in their games against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunders went on to eliminate the Clippers after six games.

Paul suffered a hamstring injury but was able to play all 82 games of the 2014-2015 Season and established a league-high 10.2 assists per game and an average of 19.1 points. In the 2015-2016 Season, he helped the Clippers achieve a ten-game winning streak, but the Clippers eventually lost the series.

He was traded to the Houston Rockets on June 28, 2017, but was nursing a knee injury which made him unable to play for 14 games. When he returned to the court, he became the first player to have 28 points, 8 assists, and 7 steals against the San Antonio Spurs. Chris Paul signed a 4-year contract with the Rockets in July 2018.

In 2019, the Rockets traded Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder. They acquired Russell Westbrook in the trade.

In January of that year, he was named to the All-Star team. In 2020, the Thunder traded Paul to the Phoenix Suns. In February of the year, he was again named to the All-Star team.

After several strong seasons with the Suns where the team failed to win a championship, Paul was traded to the Washington Wizards in June 2023, with Phoenix landing Bradley Beal in the deal. He was then traded by the Wizards to the Golden State Warriors in July 2023. He made his debut for the team in October of that year.

Career Highlights:

  • 2008–2016, 2020–2022 - NBA All-Star
  • 2013 - NBA All-Star Game MVP
  • 2008, 2012–2014 - All-NBA First Team
  • 2009, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021 -All-NBA Second Team
  • 2011 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 2009, 2012–2017 - NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 2008, 2011 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 2006 - NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2006 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2022 – NBA assists leader
  • 2008, 2009, 2011–2014 - NBA steals leader
  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team
  • 2005 - Consensus first-team All-American
  • 2005 - First-team All-ACC
  • 2004 - Third-team All-ACC
  • 2004 - ACC Rookie of the Year
  • No. 3 retired by Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • 2004 - USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year
  • 2003 - First-team Parade All-American
  • 2003 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2003 - North Carolina Mr. Basketball
  • Medal Record, Representing the United States

Medal Record, Men’s basketball, Representing the United States of America

  • Gold medal - 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Gold medal - 2012 London Olympics
  • Bronze medal - 2006 Japan FIBA World Championship

People Ask

When was Chris Paul born?

He was born on May 6, 1985, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

What position does Chris Paul play?

He is a point guard for the teams he played for.

What team does Chris Paul play for?

Golden State Warriors. As of the 2023 season, he plays for the Golden State Warriors. He has also played for the New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Phoenix Suns.

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