JockBio Vital Stats
  • Boston Celtics • Forward • #34
  • Height: 6' 7"
• Weight: 235 • Born: 10/13/77
  • Paul wore green and white long before joining the Celtics. Those were the team colors of the Inglewood High Sentinels.
  • In 1995, Paul played with future teammate Kevin Garnett in the McDonald’s All-Star Game.
  • In three seasons at Kansas, Paul never lost a home game. The Jayhawks were 98–11 in his three varsity seasons.
  • Paul and Jayhawk teammate Raef LaFrentz were among the five finalists for the 1998 Wooden Award. They were reunited on the Celtics in 2003.
  • Paul was the first Kansas player to leave school early under coach Roy Williams.
  • In 2000-01, Paul became the first Celtic since Larry Bird to top 2,000 points in a season.
  • Paul was named to his first All-Star Game in 2002.  He scored 19 points and hauled down seven rebounds.
  • Paul led the NBA in free throws in 2002–03.
  • Paul set a franchise record with 12 consecutive 30-point games in 2006.
  • In a February 2006 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Paul dropped 50 points on LeBron James.
  • After the 2006-07 season, Paul and Kobe Bryant made a bet about who would be traded first. Neither player was dealt, and they ended up meeting in the 2008 NBA Finals.
  • In 2008, Paul set an NBA Finals record with 10 free throws made in a quarter.
  • Paul won the 2010 Three-Point Shootout. He became just the seventh player to score 20 points in the final round.
  • Paul’s 2.3 turnovers per game in 2009–10 was the lowest mark of his career.
  • In April of 2008 Paul and his fiancé, Julie Landrum, had their first child, a girl named Prianna Lee.
  • Paul majored in Crime & Delinquency Studies at Kansas.
  • Paul’s nickname is “The Truth.” It was bestowed upon him by Shaquille O’Neal. One of the best moments at a Celtics game is when the team runs a clip from A Few Good Men. Jack Nicholson tells Tom Cruise, “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!."
  • In the video game "NBA Ballers," Paul gives players an aerial tour of Inglewood.

 


 

 


Kevin Garnett, high school card

 

 


Larry Bird, 1980 Sport



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