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Chris Paul COVERS The October 2012 ISSUE Of "GQ" Magazine, DISHES On How "Being Short" Made Him A LEADER!

 

LA Clippers star Chris Paul covers the October special issue of GQ magazine where he talks about the importance of family and how always being the short guy made him a leader.  Deets and pic of the cutie inside.....

Basketball superstar Chris Paul covers the latest issue of GQ (he's one of three covers starring Denzel Washington and Javier Bardem) where inside, he invites readers to his parents 30th wedding anniversary!  He talks up the importance of family (he and wife Jada just welcomed their second kiddie this summer) and having a great support system.  And also reveals how his height has played a large role in the man he has become.  Here are the highlights:

On the positive aspects of being short:

"I've been fortunate to be short my entire life. There's only one position I've ever had to play, and that's point guard. So I've always had to be that leader. And that was my job: you know, to talk."

On his negative outburst resulting from Lakers player Pau Gasol "sonning" him:

"We call that sonnin', Like when I take Li'l Chris to the bathroom, I'll walk with my hand on his head. That's my son. You know what I mean? I understand that Gasol is that tall, but don't do to me what I do to my son."

On being a people person:

"I'm a big-time people person, too. Like, I love people. I hate to be by myself." He repeats the phrase to himself, quieter each time: "I hate to be by myself. I hate to be by myself. I hate to be by myself."

On the importance of family:

"I realize that I'm not going to be doing interviews for the cover of GQ for the rest of my life, know what I mean? I'm on TV because I play basketball really well. But when all this is over with—say something crazy happens, God forbid, and I can't perform anymore. All those people that were in there? They're still gonna be there."

 

Our innocent crush on Mr. Paul is still in tact...

Photos via GQ

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Chris is handsome and

Chris is handsome and charming. His wife is a beautiful sista and they make a gorgeous couple.
goeze's picture

Chris is listed at '6ft tall,

Chris is listed at '6ft tall, but that's short by NBA standards not "real life" standards. He is so gorgeous though! With his teddy bear eyes!
Tagirl27's picture

Is Chris That Short? Or Are

Is Chris That Short? Or Are All The Other Players Around Him Are Just Extra Tall? Whatever The Case May Be..... He Is Gorgeous.
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Love him and his wife! they

Love him and his wife! they seem to really love each other! I like that GQ is showing the positive b/c to me it seems like most of the player are down to earth and not acting a fool love it! and I agree w/ the clothes being a bit tight lol
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This man is sooo gorgeous! I

This man is sooo gorgeous! I love seeing pics of him and his adorable son...Nice to see an example of a hardworking husband and father. Keep up the great work Chris!!!

This man broke my heart when

This man broke my heart when he got married!!!! He is so handsome!!!! His wife is a blessed woman lol
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We see you Lil Teddy Ruxpin

We see you Lil Teddy Ruxpin that's my nickname for him. I have nicknames for all my fav NBA men. He's such a cutie pie!
Shay's picture

how "short" is he? he still

how "short" is he? he still looks tall to me. Good on GQ for featuring these sexy chocolate men and also to Conde Nast for hiring their first African American editor in cheif, Keija Minor.
shuga's picture

He's 6 feet tall

He's 6 feet tall
Candace's picture

I hate how GQ over layers the

I hate how GQ over layers the men. I also dislike how they extra fit the pants. The only look I find remotely decent is the last pic. Nevertheless, I kinda like Mr. Paul, he's cute and his personality seems very likable.
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