A familiar basketball face is back in New Orleans for N.B.A. All-Star Weekend 2014.
“To be here almost gives me goose bumps,” says former New Orleans Hornet point guard Chris Paul, AKA CP3. “I look at everyone in New Orleans as a piece of my extended family.”
The seven time All-Star is at Kipp Central City Primary School, checking in on the Afterschool Zone program he launched 4 years ago.
CP3 credits after school programs for helping him as a kid, so naturally he wants to give back, “A brand new pair of Jordan’s for everyone,” he announced to an assembly full of students.
They also got free passes to N.B.A. Jam Session.
“When somebody even mentions New Orleans I light up,” says Paul. “As you know, there’s no city like it. There are no people like the people from new Orleans.”