‘A Total Shock’: Charles Paul Explains the Situation When His Son Chris Paul Tested Positive for COVID-19

Published 07/02/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
May 13, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) dribbles the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


Phoenix Suns have reached their first NBA finals in almost 30 years. They beat the LA Clippers 130-102 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, and Chris Paul played the greatest playoff game of his career by far.

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However, Paul was not a part of the Suns’ roster for the first two games because of COVID-19. It was shocking news, as people close to him could not understand how he came into contact with the virus. His father, Charles Paul, opened about how he felt when he heard the news of Chris getting COVID-19.

Jun 26, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) reacts as time runs out in the Suns victory over the LA Clippers in game four of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
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Charles speaks about his son Chris Paul getting COVID

Charles Paul said that he couldn’t believe that his son got COVID. He was shocked and spoke about how CP3 had just come off a great game, and the next news was that he has tested positive for the virus. He said:

“Man, I was just wondering how. That’s the first thing like how and where. Because he is like a germaphobic already and man it was a total shock, it was a shock. You know we had just got through and he had one of his best games. And then you know walked off the floor, and he hugged me and his momma. And the next thing you know, he tested positive for COVID and nobody else had it. So, like I said, it was a shock. All we could do was pray and ask god in his time to take it away from him. That’s the only thing we could do.”

Once Paul returned after recovering from the virus, he took a few games to get back into his rhythm. However, once he found his footing, there was no stopping him, as he went off for 41 points to guide the Phoenix Suns to the NBA finals.

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Chris Paul’s first NBA Final

Chris Paul has been in the NBA for 16 long years. Shockingly, this is the first time he has reached an NBA final in his entire career. CP3 came close many times, notably, with the Houston Rockets in 2018 where they were up 3-2 against Golden State Warriors in their series. Paul injured his hamstring in Game 5 which caused him to be sidelined. He could only watch as the Warriors with Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry took Games 6 & 7. Moreover, the Warriors went on to win the championship against LeBron’s Cavaliers.

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Jun 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann (14) during the first half in game six of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Paul had his injury scares this year too, but he has been fit enough to return and take Phoenix over the line. The 36-year-old will be looking to win his first NBA title after his misfortune with injuries in the past. This may be Paul’s final chance to capture the title and add to his already impressive resume.

Phoenix is a group of talented and determined individuals. In addition, with a leader like CP3, Phoenix has looked dangerous at every turn. Will Chris Paul finally win an NBA championship?

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