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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 7: Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns speaks to Steve Smith of NBA TV during practice and media availability as part of the 2021 NBA Finals on July 7, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images)

The first reason I want Chris Paul to win his first NBA championship is because he deserves it after 16 years in the league, he was rail roaded a few years back when the NBA vetoed a trade that would have sent him to the Lakers to play with Kobe Bryant which is something I have never seen before, and the main reason I want him to win is because he’s a North Carolina native (Winston Salem) and he’s putting HBCU’s on the forefront. Although he played at Wake Forest he is now attending Winston Salem State University studying to get a degree while also leading his team in the playoffs and in the NBA finals.

When the world was protesting all of the racial injustices and inequalities he made sure he came back home to WS and march and walk with the people. Not only is he playing in the NBA finals and taking college courses at the same time, he’s also the president of the NBA players association.  Chris is a very intelligent man who has never forgotten where he has come from and is making sure that everyone knows where he is from also.

I appreciate greatness and CP3 exemplifies that in everything that he does even with his State Farm commercials.  Good luck Chris and bring that chip back to NC.