Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Chris Paul: Winston-Salem, that's me. ... All these years, I had my hometown and my family right there with me.
0 Comments
top story

Chris Paul: Winston-Salem, that's me. ... All these years, I had my hometown and my family right there with me.

  • 0
{{featured_button_text}}

Chris Paul has always talked openly about what Winston-Salem means to him.

So it was no surprise during his post-game news conference on Wednesday night that he was wearing a baseball cap with Winston Salem on it.

Support Local Journalism

Your subscription makes our reporting possible.
{{featured_button_text}}

Unfortunately the hat did not have the hyphen that is supposed to go in the city’s name, but that’s not the point.

Paul and his older brother, C.J., grew up in Lewisville and played basketball as youngsters at the YMCA’s just like a lot of children. C.J., who has been along for the ride of Chris' NBA career as a special advisor, was there in Los Angeles on Wednesday night along with their parents, Robin and Charles.

“I always say all these years, I’ve had my hometown and my family with me,” said Paul, who is taking classes at Winston-Salem State to finish up his degree requirements after leaving Wake Forest for the NBA after two years of college. “Like I said, I got an extra hat and t-shirt to give to my brother. Through my whole career he never missed one playoff game that I played in, so anytime we win something like that it’s for my brother, always.”

C.J., who is also a graduate of West Forsyth and is two years older, played basketball at Hampton and South Carolina Upstate. C.J. is also the president of CP3 Foundation.

“My brother has been there from Day One, everybody knows my brother and even the referees know him,” Chris said. “He’s there and some people are there but he’s there.”

336-727-4081

@johndellWSJ

0 Comments

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News