Chris Paul reveals his DAUGHTER is being bullied at school over her dad’s lack of NBA titles… with the 38-year-old Phoenix Suns star running out of time to win a ring before retirement
- Paul shares two kids: Chris Jr, 14, and Camryn, 10, with his wife of 11 years, Jada
- ‘CP3’ came close to lifting the Larry O’Brien trophy with the Phoenix Suns in 2021
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Chris Paul has revealed that his 10-year-old daughter’s being bullied at school over his lack of NBA championships, with the veteran point guard running out of time to win a ring before retiring.
Appearing on The Pivot Podcast nearly a month after the Phoenix Suns’ postseason exit to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals, the 38-year-old, familiarly known as ‘CP3,’ shared how his playoff struggles are impacting his family.
‘It’s tough on me, but I think it’s probably even harder for the people around me,’ said the league’s five-time assists leader (2008, ’09, ’14’, ’15, ’22). ‘Especially my wife. My wife is the one who has to bear those late nights, those ”I can’t sleep”. And my kids.
‘My daughter is the sweetest soul you’ll ever meet in your life, but she’s at that age now where at school kids talk crazy too. Right? So so she had a little boy at school that said some reckless stuff to her. He was like ”your daddy ain’t never gonna win no championship.”
‘And my baby… she’s special. She held it together there but when she got in the car, she called and she was upset, and I had to have that conversation with her and talk to her. You know, tell her like ”baby, some people talk and some people do” but that’s part of it.’
“[My daughter] at the age now where at school kids talk crazy to her. She had a little boy at school that said some reckless stuff to her was like, ‘Your daddy ain’t never gon’ win no championship.'”
Chris Paul on not winning an NBA title
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Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul claims his lack of rings is affecting his reputation off the court
Paul is married to college sweetheart, Jada, and shares Chris Jr., 14, and Camryn, 10. with her
Paul has two children with his wife, also his college sweetheart, Jada: a son, Chris Jr., who’s 14, and a daughter, Camryn, who’s 10.
No other NBA player’s been unluckier than ‘CP3’ when it comes to the playoffs. ‘The Point God’ experienced several ups and downs in the league over his 18-year career, from blowing a 3-1 playoff series lead with the L.A. Clippers in 2015 to being part of a Houston Rockets team that lost four times in five years to the Golden State Warriors.
Paul came close to lifting the Larry O’Brien trophy when the Phoenix Suns went up 2-0 on the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2021 NBA Finals. However, Giannis Antetokounmpo took over and denied CP3 his best shot at being part of a championship team.
‘It’s tough man. But can’t nobody ever be harder on me than I am on myself,’ Paul said of his critics. ‘And I feel like I’ve been in every situation that is possible. I was in the playoffs when I played for the Clippers. And Game 3 or 4 in Portland [in 2016] — one of them — I go for the steal [and] my finger get’s caught in a guy’s jersey.
‘CP3”s best shot at winning a title came in the 2021 Finals, when the Suns lost 4-2 to the Bucks
‘A small fracture in my hand. I had to get 16 screws put in my hand. So I’ve had injuries and things like that.
‘But the one thing about it as mad as I am and whatnot. I cannot let that define me. Right? I got to get back to work. And I think that’s what’s happened over my career is when those things happen, I take that night and let it process .
‘And Then next morning, I gotta get back to work. If that’s rehab, if that’s whatever it is, and then I work as hard as I can to make sure it doesn’t happen.
With Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, Paul will be hoping to have one more shot to try and get his first ring next year on the Phoenix Suns.
The 2013 All-Star Game MVP isn’t getting any younger and is the only player along with LeBron James to still be in the league at 38.