Now Chris Paul is one of the highest paid players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Clubs do not skimp on a point guard, and his annual salary is more than $ 22 million. There really is something to pay for: for basketball Paul is a “dwarf” (his height is 185 cm with a weight of 79 kg), but on the court it rushes like a breeze and enchantingly executes interceptions.
Childhood and youth
Christopher Emmanuel Paul was born May 6, 1985 in Winston-Salem, Chris Paul ageNorth Carolina, in the family of Charles Edward Paul and Robin Jones. In the past, father played basketball. It was he who instilled in the boys – Chris and his older brother Charles – a craving for sports.
As a child, the brothers spent summer vacations at the car service station, which belonged to their grandfather Nathaniel Jones. Chris Paul calls him his best friend, a role model.
The basketball player attended West Forsyth High School in Clemmons and Wake Forest University. Thanks to his skills, the school won a place in the semi-finals of North Carolina, and the university for the first time in its history became the best in the United States.
On April 15, 2005, Chris Paul, realizing his own strength, announced that he wanted to become a professional player.
On September 10, 2011, Chris Paul married Jade Crowley, whom he had met with college. They have two children: in May 2009, a son was born, in August 2012, a daughter. The family lives in Bel Air, a suburb of Los Angeles, in a mansion that Paul bought in 2012 from singer Avril Lavigne for $ 8.5 million.
The basketball player does not hide his personal life, on the contrary, he is proud: he shows photos of his wife on Instagram , talks about children in an interview. In November 2011, the family appeared on the Family Feud show.