Chris Paul is another well-known name in the basketball universe. After spending nearly ten years in the league, Paul is still red hot, averaging 16 points per game this season thus far. Ever since he was drafted by the Hornets in 2005, excellence has been a standard for the NBA standout. Not only was he named Rookie of the Year in 2005, but he has made seven NBA All-Star Games since then. His most recent appearance in the All-Star Game was in 2013 when he scored 20 points and was crowned the MVP of the game.
Off the court, Chris remains very active in the NBA. In 2013, he was elected as President of the National Basketball Players Association where he was a key figure in the removal of the crooked Clippers’ owner, Donald Sterling.
Success for Chris Paul is not limited to the NBA. Back in 2008, Paul took his talents to Beijing to compete in the Olympic Games. After playing well for the entire tournament, Paul stepped up in the gold medal match against Spain to score 13 points and bring home the victory for the United States. He did the same four years later as starting Point Guard for the gold medal team in the London Olympics.