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chris paul

Born on May 6, 1985, in Lewisville, North Carolina, Chris Paul grew up in a tight-knit family. Although as a child he played football, Paul later took his older brother's lead and became a basketball standout. Following a high school stint as a star, he was recruited to Wake Forest University, where he became a key part of the team's effort to rebuild. Paul was drafted into the National Basketball Association in 2005, by the New Orleans Hornets, where he played for six seasons before becoming a key part of another rebuilding effort, with the Los Angeles Clippers.