All You Need to Know About Chris Paul’s State Farm Commercial Which Predicted His NBA Finals Loss to the Bucks

Published 08/16/2021, 2:36 AM EDT
May 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) controls the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half in game four of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


16 years into his NBA career and Chris Paul finally was able to make his first appearance in the NBA Finals. Unfortunately, he had to face defeat at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks and watch them take the Larry O’Brien trophy home instead. But if anybody had paid attention, the prediction of this matchup was done back in 2019. All we had to do was look at State Farm’s commercial from 2019.

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State Farm is an insurance company for which Chris Paul has been a spokesperson since 2012. In fact, he has appeared in many commercials to promote i. But little did we know, one of them was telling us much more than we could anticipate.

In the commercial, a Buck is seen destroying Chris Paul’s garage just like the Milwaukee Bucks destroyed his dreams of adding an NBA title to his resume. Fans who weren’t die-hard supporters of either of the teams wanted the Phoenix Suns to win because they wanted Chris Paul to finally take one championship home. However, it just wasn’t meant to be.

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Of course, this is all just fun and games. But one can’t help but feel eerie looking at this commercial now. And how accurate it is in predicting the most important moment of CP3’s life.

How much does Chris Paul earn from State Farm?

With no information about what his exact contract with them is, all we know is that Chris earns $8 million through endorsements. These include Nike, Tissot, Air Jordan, and even State Farm. And he has appeared in over 40 of State Farm’s commercials, each of them more creative than the last.

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However, this coincidence isn’t going to stop Chris from running it back with the Suns next season. After rumors of his departure, he has officially signed a four-year deal with them, in hopes of turning this around. In fact, even after the loss, he made it clear that he had no plans of retiring. His mentality remains, “Get back to work.”

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Chris may have taken his own sweet time to get this far but the Suns proved they’re title contenders. They won’t be taken lightly next season as well and we might not have to wait as long as we already did for Paul to reach the NBA Finals this time. Or will this wait last forever?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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