Chris Paul is undoubtedly one of the greatest players and point guards to ever play in the NBA. The now 38-year-old Paul is one of the biggest inspirations for undersized basketball players owing to his 6’0 frame and general stardom. One of the league’s most prolific veterans, there aren’t many awards Paul hasn’t received yet barring the 2 most crucial, an MVP and a championship.
The former is quite unlikely to happen considering Paul’s current age and past prime gameplay, however, he still may have a few shots left at capturing a ring.
Dubbed the “Point God” Paul has garnered the respect of his peers for decades now. However, he has also been heavily criticized for his inability to lead a team to a championship. Known as one of the best floor generals in the NBA, it’s truly head-scratching for NBA fans how Paul hasn’t been able to accomplish that goal considering the talent that has surrounded him.
His best chance probably came in 2018, when he and the MVP James Harden almost overcame the Warriors superteam, but Paul unfortunately suffered a hamstring injury in Game 5 which tanked the series for the Rockets.
Chris Paul’s failure to win an NBA title affects his daughter at school
NBA fans and sports fans, in general, tend to over-internalize happenings in the sports world and this leads to some nasty incidents and toxic behavior.
Fans have been upset with Chris Paul’s performances over the years, notably the series loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2022 postseason, when the Phoenix Suns were blown out in Game 7 by Luka Donicic‘s heroics. This has led to intense online criticism regarding Paul and his $120,000,000 contract, which most fans feel is undeserved.
Chris Paul says his “championship-less” career is really starting to affect his family. His daughter is even getting bullied at school over it.
“Your daddy ain’t never gon’ win no championship.'” pic.twitter.com/n8C8yxZQUe
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) June 8, 2023
Recently this abuse has reached a new level, with Paul’s daughter Camryn having to fend off insults about her father’s performance as an NBA player at school.
Talking on the Pivot Podcast Paul said, “My daughter is the sweetest soul you will ever meet in your life, right? But she is at that age now where in school, kids talk crazy to her. “She had a little boy at school that said some reckless stuff to her like: ‘Your daddy ain’t never gonna win no championship’ right?”
CP3 later made it clear in a post to his Instagram Stories that his daughter was not being bullied.“Listen, kids will always be kids and my daughter was not being bullied,” Paul wrote. “It’s definitely not that serious and trust me she is perfectly fine LOL … knock it off!!”
Paul is aware of the situation but faces it head-on as any public figure or father should. He’s been enduring snipes like this his whole career and has taught his daughter the same mentality. He isn’t worried about these chirps and remains steadfast that his daughter is strong enough.