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Biography

Background

NBA CAREER SUPERLATIVES:

• Western Conference All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). • All-Star MVP (2013). • All-NBA First Team (2008, 2012, 2013). • All-NBA Second Team (2009). • All-NBA Third Team (2011). • NBA All-Defensive First Team (2009, 2012, 2013). • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2008, 2011). • T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Year (2006). • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006). • Gold medal with Team USA, 2012 and 2008 Summer Olympic Games. • Bronze medal with Team USA, 2006 FIBA World Championship.

2012-13 (Clippers):

• Averaged 16.9 points, 9.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.41 steals in a career-low 33.4 minutes in 70 games (all starts). • Led league in steals per game and assists to turnover ratio, finished second in NBA in assists per game, sixth in free throw percentage. • Named NBA All-Star MVP after recording 20 points, 15 assists and four steals in the 143-138 West victory. • Raised All-Star Game averages to 12.4 assists and 3.4 steals which are both best in league history. • Made sixth All-Star appearance. Voted as starter by fans for the second time in a row as a member of the Clippers. • NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for December after leading Clippers to a 16-0 month with averages of 16.0 points, 9.3 assists and 2.63 steals. • Led Clippers in assists, steals, and free throws made. • Shot 49.2% (31-63) in the final five minutes of the 4th quarter when the game was within five points, ranking him 10th in the NBA. • Became the fourth player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career points and 5,000 career assists before his 28th birthday joining Magic Johnson, Stephon Marbury and Isiah Thomas. • Accumulated 11 or more assists with one turnover or less a league-high 13 times. • Scored a league-high three game-winning field goals in the final 10 seconds of games. • Only player in NBA to average more than 16.0 points, 9.0 assists and 2.4 steals. • Missed 12 games due to a bruised right kneecap.

PLAYOFFS:

In six games, led team in points (22.8), assists (6.3) and steals (1.83) to go along with 4.0 rebounds in 37.3 minutes per game, including tying a playoff career-high with 35 points in Game 5.

2011-12 (Clippers):

• Averaged 19.8 points, 9.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 2.53 steals in 36.4 minutes. Played in 60 games (all starts). • Led league in steals per game, finished third in NBA in assists per game, 13th in points per game and second in assists/turnover ratio. • Finished season as one of only two players (Tim Hardaway - 1990-91) in NBA history to average 19.0+ points, 9.0+ assists, 3.5+ rebounds and 2.0+ steals. • Named NBA Player of the Week for April 8-15. • Made fifth All-Star appearance. Voted as starter by fans. • Led Clippers in assists, steals, and free throws made. • His 369 4th quarter points was the second- highest total in the NBA. Finished season shooting 50.4% from field in the 4th quarter. • Second in the NBA with 143 points scored with his team ahead or behind in the final five minutes of games. • Scored a league-high three game-winning field goals in the final 10 seconds of games. • Only player in NBA to average over 19.0 points, 9.0 assists and 2.5 steals. • Had streak of 55 straight games with at least one steal come to end on 3/31/12 vs. Utah. Streak lasted from 3/27/11 - 3/31/12. • Established new Clippers franchise record for most assists in a calendar month with 185 total assists in March. • Scored a Clippers season-high 36 points two times, 2/22/12 vs. Denver and 3/9/12 at San Antonio. • Missed five games with strained left hamstring 1/16/12 - 1/22/12. • Registered 24 points/assists double-doubles. Reached double-figures in assists 25 times. • Scored 30+ points seven times and scored over 20+ points 28 times. • Led Clippers in assists 54 times, steals 35 times, points 22 times and minutes 24 times. • Made Clippers debut 12/25/11 at Golden State. Started and scored 20 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3FG, 5-6 FT), including six points and four assists in final 6:08. • 1/29/12 at Denver, had 25 points (9-19 FG, 3-6 3FG, 4-4 FT), team-high seven assists, six rebounds in 37:36. Scored 23 of 25 points in 2nd half to lead Clippers to win. • 2/10/12 at Philadelphia, had 24 points (10- 20 FG, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, four assists in 39:12. Scored game-winning jump-shot with 3.9 seconds remaining. • 3/22/12 at New Orleans, had 16 points (5- 14 FG, 1-5 3FG, 5-5 FT), nine assists in return to New Orleans, first game at New Orleans Arena since trade sending him to Clippers. • 3/30/12 vs. Portland, had 20 points (8-13 FG, 3-4 FT), 1 rebound, 14 assists, 4 steals in 39:11. Made game-winning lay-up with 5.0 seconds remaining. • 4/11/12 at Oklahoma City, had 31 points (11-20 FG, 2-4 3FG, 7-7 FT), six rebounds, four assists, two steals in 36:48. Scored nine of Clippers final 11 points and had game-winning lay-up with 8.8 seconds remaining. • 4/14/12 vs. Golden State, had 28 points (12-17 FG, 3-3 3FG, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, 13 assists, three steals in 35:38, scored 12 points in 4th quarter. • 4/22/12 vs. New Orleans, became only player in Clippers franchise history and only

NBA player since 1985-86 to record 33 points, 13 assists, four steals and four rebounds in a game. Became first Clippers since Malik Sealy on 3/30/97 to record eight steals in a game.

PLAYOFFS:

Averaged 17.6 points to go with team-highs in assists (7.9 assists), steals (2.73 steals) and minutes (38.5 minutes) in 11 playoff games.

2010-11 (New Orleans):

• Averaged 15.8 points, 9.8 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 36.0 minutes in 80 games (all starts). • Fourth straight (second start) Western Conference All-Star selection, scoring 10 points, tying for team lead with seven assists and leading all All-Stars with five steals in 29 minutes. • Western Conference Player of the Week for November 1-November 7. • Received the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for October. • Ranked first in the NBA in steals and assist-to turnover ratio, second in total assists, fourth in assists per game and 11th in free throw percentage. • Led Hornets in assists, steals and minutes. • Collected 32 double-doubles (12th in the NBA). • Had 13 games of 20+ points and 10+ assists, had 23 games of 20+ points and one game of 30+ points. • 4/6/11 vs. Houston, narrowly missed a triple-double with 28 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. • 3/12/11 vs. Sacramento, notched the fifth 33 point, 15 assist, seven rebound and five steal game in NBA history. • 12/27/10 at Minnesota, tallied 22 points, 13 assists, six rebounds and five steals, the 16th game in the last two decades with those totals. • Missed two games due to a concussion.

PLAYOFFS:

Averaged 22.0 points, 11.5 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 41.7 minutes in six games.

2009-10 (New Orleans):

• Averaged 18.7 points, 10.7 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 38.0 minutes in 45 games (all starts). • Third-straight Western Conference All- Star selection (did not play due to injury). • Western Conference Player of the Month for January. • Ranked second in the NBA in assists per game and third in steals. • Led the Hornets in assists, steals and minutes. • Had 11 games of 20+ points and 10+ assists, 23 double-doubles, had 20 games of 20+ points and five games of 30+ points. • 11/4/09 vs. Dallas, scored 39 points (14- 23 FG) in 45 minutes. • 12/18/09 vs. Denver, had 30 points, season- high 19 assists and nine rebounds. • 12/29/09 at Houston, recorded only triple-double of season with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. • Missed a career-high 37 games due to injury (eight ankle, 25 left knee surgery, four right middle finger).

2008-09 (New Orleans):

• Averaged career-highs in points (22.8), rebounds (5.5), steals (2.8) and minutes (38.5), to go along with 11.0 assists in 78 games (all starts). • Starting point guard for the Western Conference All-Stars where he had 14 points and 14 assists (becoming just the fourth player in All-Star Game history to reach 14+ points and 14+ assists in the game and his second straight season to do so) in 29 minutes. • Two-time Western Conference Player of the Month (November and March) and fourtime Western Conference Player of the Week (more than any other Western Conference player). • Ranked first in the NBA in assists per game and steals (only player in NBA history to lead the league in those categories two seasons in a row). • Ranked second in triple-doubles, third in double-doubles and seventh in the NBA in scoring. • First player in the NBA in the last 15 seasons to average 20-plus points and 10-plus assists in a season (he has done it two years in a row). • Led the Hornets in points, assists, steals and minutes. • Set NBA record with 108 consecutive games with a steal (4/13/07-12/25/08). • Had 30 games of 20+ points and 10+ assists, 50 double-doubles, six triple-doubles, scored in double-figures in 76 games, had 52 games of 20+ points, 15 games of 30+ points and two 40+ point games. • Paul became the second-fastest player in NBA history to reach 2,500 assists (1/16) behind Oscar Robertson (247 career games), doing so in 258 career games. • 4/5/09 at Golden State, tied his careerhigh of 43 points. • 4/10/09 at Dallas, had 42 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. • 1/14/09 at Dallas, had 33 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds and seven steals (only Michael Ray Richardson has ever equaled a game of those numbers in NBA history). • 12/26/08 vs. Philadelphia, collected 27 points, 10 rebounds, 15 assists and seven steals becoming the only player in NBA history to reach those statistical numbers in an NBA game. • 4/6/09 vs. Golden state, totaled 16 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. • Missed a total of four games due to a groin strain.

PLAYOFFS:

Averaged 16.6 points, 10.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 40.2 minutes in five games.

2007-08 (New Orleans):

• Averaged 21.1 points, 11.6 assists, 2.7 steals, 4.0 rebounds and 37.6 minutes in 80 games (all starts). • Member of the Western Conference All- Stars where he had 16 points and 14 assists (becoming just the fourth player in All-Star Game history to reach 14+ points and 14+ assists in the game) and a PlayStation Skills Challenge participant during All-Star Weekend. • Two-time Western Conference Player of the Month (December and March) and two time Western Conference Player of the Week (December 24-30 and March 17-23). • Ranked first in the NBA in assists per game and steals (first player since John Stockton in 1991-92 to lead the league in both). • Ranked second in double doubles and 19th in the NBA in scoring. • First player in the NBA in the previous 15 seasons to average 20-plus points and 10- plus assists in a season. • Led the Hornets in points, assists, steals and minutes. • Had 11 games of 20+points and 15+ assists while the rest of the NBA had eight such games combined. • Recorded one triple-double, 56 doubledoubles, 31 20/10 games, scored in doublefigures in 75 games, had 42 games of 20+ points, 12 games of 30+ points and three 40+ point games. • Dished out 10+ assists in 59 games. • 12/7/07 vs. Memphis, had a career-high 43 points while hitting the game-winner in overtime. • 2/20/08 vs. Dallas, had 31 points, 11 assists and nine steals. • 11/6/08 at Lakers, set a franchise record with 21 assists. • 4/6/08 vs. Golden State, tallied 16 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. • Missed a total of two games due to a sprained right ankle.

PLAYOFFS:

Averaged 24.1 points, 11.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 40.5 minutes in 12 games.

2006-07 (New Orleans):

• Averaged 17.3 points, 8.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.84 steals in 64 games (all starts) • Member of the sophomore squad at the 2007 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam (16 points, a game-record 17 assists and nine steals in the sophomores’ win) and a PlayStation Skills Challenge participant during All-Star Weekend. • Ranked fourth in the NBA in assists per game. • Led the Hornets in assists, steals and total points. • Recorded one triple-double, 27 doubledoubles, 12 20/10 games, scored in double- figures in 53 games and had 24 games of 20+ points. • Dished out 10+ assists in 30 games. • Missed a total of 18 games due to injury.

2005-06 (New Orleans):

• Averaged 16.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.24 steals in 78 games (all starts). • T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Year. • Unanimous T-Mobile All-Rookie First Team selection. • Member of the rookie squad at the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge and a PlayStation Skills Challenge participant during All-Star Weekend. • Six-time T-Mobile Western Conference Rookie of the Month. • Averaged 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists (third in tournament play), 1.9 steals (ninth) and 23.7 minutes as he helped Team USA to the bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championships in Satiama, Japan. • Ranked third in the NBA in steals per game, seventh in assists per game and first in total steals (second rookie in NBA history- Brevin Knight (1997-98) to accomplish the feat). • Led all rookies in points, assists, steals, minutes, double-doubles and triple-doubles. • Second on the team in scoring, first in assists and steals. • Recorded two triple-doubles, 23 double- doubles, scored in double-figures in 65 games and had 20+ points in 23 games. • Received the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week award for his play 1/30-2/5, where he averaged 20.0 ppg, 11.7 apg, 4.7 rpg, 2.33 steals on 63 percent shooting during a 3-0 week. • Set seven Hornets rookie records (most assists in a game and season, highest free throw percentage, most free throws made and attempted in a game and most steals in a game and season). • Only Hornet rookie to collect a tripledouble in franchise history. • Missed three games due to bruised left ribs.

COLLEGE (Wake Forest – 2003-2005):

• Helped lead Wake Forest to 48 wins in two seasons, two NCAA Tournament berths and one Sweet 16 appearance. • His career free throw percentage (83.8) ranks fifth in Wake Forest history, while his career three-point percentage (46.9) is the second-highest in Wake history. • Ranks seventh in school history with 395 career assists and seventh in steals • As a sophomore was named Consensus First Team All-American, earning recognition from the Associated Press, NABC and USBWA. • Was a finalist for the Wooden, Naismith and Rupp Player of the Year awards. • Named First Team All-ACC and to the league’s All-Defensive Team. • Led the conference in both assist-toturnover ratio (2.4) and steals (2.4 steals). • His 76 steals were the fourth-most in Wake history. • Ranked second in the ACC and 13th nationally in assists (6.6 apg). • His 212 assists were the third-most in Wake Forest history. • As a freshman, was named the National Freshman of the Year by College Insider, The Sporting News, Basketball Times and Dick Vitale.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

• In 2005, initiated a philanthropic campaign designed to highlight his dedication and give back to the Winston-Salem community where he was born and raised. • His efforts in Winston-Salem have included the refurbishment of basketball courts at the Rupert Bell Recreation Center, the establishment of an AAU basketball program in Winston Salem called the “CP3 All-Stars” and his annual “Chris Paul’s Winston-Salem Weekend” which has raised over $300,000 in the last three years for local charities in Winston-Salem and New Orleans and for the Nathaniel Jones Scholarship Fund at Wake Forest University and West Forsyth High School in memory of his late grandfather through a variety of events including a Day of Service, Gala, Youth Basketball Clinic, Celebrity Bowling Event and Community Church Service. • Chris and older brother C.J. teamed up with Rouses Supermarkets and donated $50 gift cards to 100 families to purchase Thanksgiving meals in November 2009. • Along with David West donated 100 $100 shopping sprees at Toys ‘R’ Us to New Orleans children in December 2009. • Received the NBA Community Assist Award for September 2008. • Provided 3,000 hurricane preparedness kits for residents of the New Orleans community. • Hosted local youth at home games during the past season as part of his PlayerZone. • Partnered with Feed the Children to help feed families in the Los Angeles area during the 2011-12 season. • Worked with the Salvation Army Seimon Family Youth and Community Center to distribute gifts to children during the holiday season. • In July of 2012, partnered with The Garth Brooks/Troy Aikman Teammates for Kids Foundation to refurbish a court at the Hornfair Hub in London, England. • Took part in the Clippers Teamwork at the Table Thanksgiving event at St. Joseph Center in Venice where he helped distribute food baskets and turkeys to over 300 families during the 2012-13 season. • Received the Kia Community Assist Award in April 2013 for his outstanding efforts in the community and for his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work.

PERSONAL:

• Son of Charles and Robin Paul. • Brother C.J. played basketball at South Carolina-Spartanburg. • Has a son, Chris, and daughter, Camryn. • Gold medalist for the 2008 Senior Men’s Basketball Team at the Beijing Olympics, averaging 8.0 points on 50 percent shooting, 3.6 rebounds and a team-high 4.1 assists per game. • Gold medalist for the 2012 Senior Men’s Basketball Team at the London Olympics, averaging 8.3 points, 5.1 assists and a tournament- high 2.5 steals per game. • As a freshman at Wake, Paul carried with him to every game a copy of his grandfather’s obituary…Paul’s grandfather was tragically killed during his senior year of high school…On the day of the funeral, Paul scored 61 points – one for every year of his grandfather’s life. • Has his own basketball shoe and clothing line by Brand Jordan. • An avid bowler who owns his own ball and shoes and serves as a spokesperson for the United States Bowling Congress. • Elected NBA Players Association President on 8/22/13. • Follow Paul on Twitter: @CP3.

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Vitals

Height: 6'0''/ 1.83m
Weight: 175 lbs./ 79.4 kg
Born: May 06, 1985
From: Wake Forest University
Draft: 1st Round (4th pick) 2005 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2005
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Clippers 2011 - 2013
  New Orleans Hornets 2005 - 2011
Prior to NBA/Country: Wake Forest/USA

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