Chris Paul is the true definition of a leader.
On Wednesday, after the playoff games had been postponed, an emergency meeting between players and coaches in the Bubble was held. According to reports, the meeting didn’t exactly go well, with the Clippers and Lakers voting to end the season.
But one fantastic thing did come out of it, as Philly Inquirer’s Keith Pompey reported: Paul got his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates registered to vote.
It was revealed in the meeting that CP3 got the entire OKC team registered to vote, according to sources.— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) August 27, 2020
Voting is an important topic for CP3. After his team’s victory against the Houston Rockets in Game 4, Paul spoke to “NBA on TNT” about voting, even challenging fellow NBA players and athletes worldwide to get out and vote:
“The win is good, but voting is real,” Paul said on TNT. “I’m going to challenge all my NBA guys, other sports guys, let’s try to get our entire teams registered to vote. It’s a lot of stuff going on in the country. Sports are cool, it’s good and well. It’s how we take care of our families, but those are the real issues that we’ve got to start addressing.”
NBA players are calling for change in the wake of Jacob Blake, a Black man, being shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“I just want to send my prayers out to Jacob Blake and their family,” Paul said on TNT. “The things that we decided to come down here to play for and said we’re going to speak on, the social injustice and the things that continue to happen to our people, is not right. It’s not right.”