Friday, January 25, 2008

Chris Paul Stands Tall

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There's been recent debate in the NBA as to who is the best point guard. Analysts will place the names Chauncey Billups, Tony Parker, Derron Williams, Jason Kidd and Chris Paul onto their lists. Usually it's a contention as to who is the #1 choice between Billups and Parker, but some argue that Chris Paul is playing some of the best "small ball" of any point guard in the league. He's been quietly leading an exciting Hornets' team towards a playoff berth and an impressive Western Conference record.

CP3 was taken fourth in the 2005 draft by the Hornets out of Wake Forest, then went on to easily capture the Rookie of the Year award. He now ranks third among league leaders in assists with 10.4 a game. He averages 21.6 points a game and almost 3 steals a contest, which he leads the NBA in. At 6 feet tall he not only runs the show but is also able to dunk, a feat most mortal men of that size only dream of. Paul scored a career high 43 points earlier in the season on December 7th against Memphis. The baller is also an avid bowler, and was contacted in 2007 by the USBC (United States Bowling Congress) to be an official youth bowling spokesperson.

The most touching story in the history of Chris Paul so far was back in West Forsyth High School. In his senior year Chris' grandfather Nathaniel Jones was tragically murdered. Chris scored 61 points in a game just days later in honor of his 61 year old late grandfather. Chris then missed a free throw and removed himself from the game as tribute to his granddad. Chris continues to pay tribute to this day as he excels in the NBA.

Chris appears on the cover of the hit video game, NBA 2K8. You should expect to see him in the all-star lineup, and if not it will be a clear snub. Also, should Paul's team fail to make the playoffs it will most likely be due to injury problems but not Chris Paul's abilities.

Check out Chris Paul's official website.

Chris Paul's Myspace page.

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