Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Throwback Tuesday

This is a new segment I want to start with my blog. It will either be a throwback moment of a professional athlete or something that has occured in my own life. Basically, just driving down memory lane. This week for my first installment of Throwback Tuesday, im gonna go with argubably one of the best...if not the best PG in the NBA, Chris Paul aka CP3.

Chris Paul has a very unique story. Most people would say that about most athletes, but im not sure it can top this one. In high school Chris played varsity basketball for only 2 years. Who wouldve thought he'd even get offers from D1 colleges for only playing 2 years of Varsity basketball. Over the summer, before his junior year he grew 8 inches (pause). In his junior year he averaged 25 ppg, 5.3 assists, and 4.4 steals a game. He led his team to the State Semi- Finals and a record of 26-4. Going into his senior year, he emerged as a heavily recruited point gaurd. Before the school year started, CP3 had made a decision on what school he would attend. Chris signed his letter of intent to play for Wake Forest. A day after he signed his letter, he found out that his best friend died. His best friend was his grandfather, Nathanial Jones.

The next day, his aunt told him to try and score 61 points in honor of his grandfather. CP3 didnt think it was possible, but he scored one point for every year his grandfather lived, in West Forsyth's 2002–03 season opener. The state record was 66 points, he couldve reached it and maybe surpassed it...but im sure he will take the 61 points in honor of his grandfather. 

Chris Paul was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in 2005, but now plays for the Los Angeles Clippers who are 4th in the Western Conference as the playoffs approach us. Also on CP3' resume is the following:
  • 5X NBA All Star
  • 3X All NBA
  • 2X All NBA Defensive team
  • 2006 Rookie of the Year
  • 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist.

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