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Chris Paul

American professional basketball player

Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is a professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA.[3] He has also played six seasons with the New Orleans Hornets. His nickname is CP3. In 2008, Paul won an Olympic gold medal as part of the United States basketball team.

Chris Paul
Paul with the Clippers in 2013
No. 3 – Oklahoma City Thunder
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1985-05-06) May 6, 1985 (age 34)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina[a]
High schoolWest Forsyth
(Clemmons, North Carolina)
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
CollegeWake Forest (2003–2005)
NBA Draft2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Hornets
Pro career2005–present
Career history
20052011New Orleans Hornets[b]
20112017Los Angeles Clippers
20172019Houston Rockets
2019–presentOklahoma City Thunder
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Paul played college basketball at Wake Forest University.


  1. Reid, John (October 1, 2011). "New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul excited to host pickup game in hometown". Times-Picayune. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  2. "Hornets-Bobcats Preview". ESPN. December 28, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  3. "Chris Paul". Retrieved 2012-07-21.


  1. Some sources say Paul was born in Lewisville, North Carolina,[1] while others say he was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[2]
  2. During the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons, the team was known as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets during their temporary relocation to Oklahoma City due to Hurricane Katrina.

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