In his latest book, NBA superstar Chris Paul discusses faith, family, and his grandfather’s influence on his life, leading to his success today.
- The NBA superstar shares a memoir full of faith, family, tragedy, and the most important lessons he learned from his grandfather, who passed at just 61.
- Just after Paul signed his letter of intent to play college ball at Wake Forest, Paul received the shocking news that his grandfather, Nathaniel “Papa” Jones, had passed from a heart attack after a mugging.
- In honor of his grandfather, Paul scored 61 points during his high school basketball game in honor of Papa Jones.
- Paul’s tribute to his grandfather gives a glimpse at the influence Paul’s family had on his life and his success.
Why it’s important
Sixty-One: Life Lessons From Papa, On And Off the Court highlights the power of family, faith, and determination, providing candid and emotional insight into the life of one of basketball’s biggest names. Paul’s story teaches readers the importance of cherishing loved ones. His experience is a reminder to strive for excellence in all aspects of life, including giving back to communities and setting an example for future generations.
As a successful athlete, Paul shows that beyond the glitz and glamor of the sports industry, there is a personal story of struggle and resilience. His memoir is a reminder that everyone faces hardships, but difficulties can be overcome.
Paul is an NBA point guard for the Phoenix Suns and is considered by many to be one of the greatest point guards of all time. Paul has received numerous awards, including NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, and two Olympic gold medals.
He has also written two children’s books—Long Shot: Never too small to dream big and Basketball Dreams.
Sixty-One was published by MacMillan Publishers and will be available June 6, 2023.