Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul dribbles the ball up the court.
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Considered one of the modern game’s top point guards, Chris Paul has shone at every stop in his basketball journey. After playing his college ball at Wake Forest, he joined the New Orleans Hornets as the fourth overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft. He also suited up for the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, and Oklahoma City Thunder before joining the Phoenix Suns in 2020. In the desert, he’s been a valuable elder statesman on an exciting young team and played an important role in the club’s run to the 2021 NBA Finals.

While Paul hasn’t claimed an elusive NBA championship, he’s still made quite an impact in the Association. The guard won the 2006 Rookie of the Year title, has led the league in assists four times, and has earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors on seven separate occasions. CP3 still has some mileage left in his legs, but when he retires, he’s sure to be headed to Springfield for a place in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Current team: Phoenix Suns
  • Former teams: New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Position: Point guard
  • Drafted: No. 4 overall in 2005 by the New Orleans Hornets
  • Shooting hand: Right
  • Nicknames: CP3, The Point God

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