“Even today a lot of people know me because of my grandfather.”

“Whatever I have to do to help us win, I’ll do.”

“What I miss are my teammates. And I miss beating North Carolina and Duke and going to class the next day and being with the people who cheered for you the whole night.”

“It’s a business now. But you still have little butterflies in your stomach before every game.”

“I’m just so excited God gave me this opportunity.”

“Sometimes the fans are too nice.”

“I try to penetrate the lane like Steve Nash, pass like Jason Kidd and handle the ball like Allen Iverson.”

“I’ve always appreciated the top guards in the league, and I think my performance shows that.”

“I’ve been a winner my whole life.”

“I’m not much into anything too flashy.”

"Real early, the game just seemed to make sense to me.”

“I’ve always been vertically challenged. I never grew at all until my junior year of high school—if you call that growing.”

“I always tell D-West, 'We're the leaders on the team, and if we go down, we've got to go down shooting.'”

“Exercise and good nutrition helped make me what I am today and are critical in allowing me stay on top of my game.”

"I'm not the greatest long-distance shooter, I know that. But I know if I can get around that free-throw line area, a lot of times you've just got to hope I miss.”

“Every now and then you’re going to get beaten, but we work hard.”

"When you see guys diving on the floor and rotating on defense, that’s what makes it fun. Everybody’s excited for one another.”





Chris Paul,
2006 ESPN The Magazine



Chris Paul, 2005 SI for Kids

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