NBA Star Chris Paul Says Wife Jada Is ‘The Rock’ of Their Family as He Prepares for New Season

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Michael Kovac/Getty Images Chris and Jada Paul distribute toys and backpacks at Baby2Baby’s Back2School occasion

As basketball star Chris Paul prepares for a brand new season with the Phoenix Suns, the 37-year-old athlete is grateful for his spouse Jada, who he calls “the rock” of their household.

“For me, I’ve been touring with video games and stuff my youngsters’ whole lives. You know what I imply? So, my spouse has undoubtedly been the rock,” Chris tells PEOPLE whereas internet hosting Baby2Baby’s annual Back2School distribution occasion with Jada. “She’s been essentially the most constant factor that they’ve recognized of their lives so she’s their go-to for something and all the pieces,” he provides.

On Thursday, the couple participated in distributing backpacks, toys, diapers, and meals to youngsters at Christopher Dena Elementary School in East Los Angeles.

chris paul, already paul

chris paul, already paul

Michael Kovac/Getty Images Chris and Jada Paul host Baby2Baby distribution occasion

“50,000 backpacks we offered at the moment,” says Jada, who shares two youngsters, Chris Jr., 13, and daughter Camryn, 9, with the NBA all-star.

Throughout his profession within the league (17 seasons!), giving again has been a precedence for Chris. “It was so particular to have the ability to do it with my spouse and to accomplice with Baby2Baby who’s all the time doing a lot for all of these households,” says Chris.

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Chris additionally notes, “With the inflation and the shortages of system and issues that is occurring, Baby2Baby has been doing superb work.” In addition to distributing backpacks, Chris says the group “made certain diapers and all totally different necessities” had been obtainable to college students. “To truly see and contact the households is all the time particular,” he says.

chris paul, already paul

chris paul, already paul

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One response particularly has stayed with the all-star level guard even after Thursday’s occasion. “A father who appeared like he was a single dad who was there along with his daughter and it was simply the 2 of them, seeing a smile on her face and seeing how he is offering and doing what he has to do for his daughter was fairly particular,” says Chris, who has one non-negotiable relating to making time for household throughout a demanding NBA season.

“One factor Chris is de facto good about is ensuring he is house for the youngsters’ first day of college,” Jada tells PEOPLE.

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She continues, “He actually plans his schedule across the youngsters’ first day of college. So it is all the time nice, though they’re in fifth and eighth grade now, it is nonetheless simply as vital to be there for the primary day of college. “

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Also vital to Chris, is exhibiting his youngsters the basic films he liked at their age. “I’m all the time attempting to ensure the youngsters see the flicks that we watched rising up as youngsters. It’s onerous to ever gauge if they’re the correct age so that you simply kind of go for it.”

Recent film nights on the Paul home have included Coming to America and Mean Girls.

Chris, who has been binge-watching Stranger Things throughout the offseason, he says he watched Lindsay Lohan’s 2004 comedy greater than as soon as. “I really feel like we watched it 3 days in a row,” he says with fun. “Listen, that film is humorous. It’s humorous!”

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“He’s an enormous child himself,” says Jada of her husband. “For instance, throughout quarantine, he obtained up one morning and arrange an impediment course for the youngsters to do. So you needed to run round the home, we had a leap rope. It was cool as a result of he comes up with these loopy concepts and it is the best way to maintain the youngsters engaged, to maintain the household shut.”

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