Christopher Emmanuel Paul II is his father’s main man. Chris Paul tells Haute Living that while his daughter, Camryn Alexis, is his princess, Chris II is the one he depends on to be responsible.


“For his mother and I, who grew up in the South, being respectful is the most important thing. It’s important for us that he says ‘yes, ma’am’ or ‘yes, sir.’ It’s important that he has manners,” explains the star athlete. “My son is my main man. I’m hard on him as my dad was hard on me. My job is to be his dad, not his friend.”

Chris recognizes his son’s talent as an actor and allows him to participate in commercials with him. “If he’s going to be on a TV show, it’s important for him to be involved strictly because he’s with me. He’s not doing commercials on his own – he’s doing them with me and we’re spending time together,” says the athlete.

It is his effort to spend time with his kids that influences Paul to go hard on the court and hang up his jersey when the time is right. “I don’t think [I’d ever coach],” shares the basketball star. “I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I never want to say never, but I already spend so much time traveling and playing now. We as players don’t have a lot of free time, but coaches definitely don’t. I want to see the activities that my kids are doing, I want to be there to see my kids grow up.”

Chris and wife Jada Paul have two kids together.




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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