Miguel Paul of Mizzou Pretends To Be Related To NBA's Chris Paul
Mizzou basketball player Miguel Paul has gotten into hot water after claiming that he was related to NBA star Chris Paul.
The University of Missouri point guard claimed he was the cousin of the New Orleans Hornets All-Star. It was even written in the team's media guide. Miguel Paul appears to have fabricated a story about meeting his so-called cousin.
Paul’s cousin, New Orleans Hornets all-star point guard Chris Paul, was waiting for him in the locker room.
They talked for a few minutes, and Chris Paul gave his cousin some advice. He told Miguel Paul to play with his head and just have fun.
Wake Forest, Chris Paul’s alma mater was working hard at the time to recruit Miguel Paul, but Chris didn’t try to influence Miguel’s decision.
“I wanted to create my own footsteps, go my own way,” Miguel Paul said.
Mizzou student Michael Kelly Hornets' practice Tuesday to do a story for a local TV station and asked Chris Paul about his alleged cousin and he Chris said he had no idea who Miguel was.
As for Miguel Paul, he has taken his connection with Chris Paul seriously. He wears the same uniform number as Chris Paul (#3) and his nickname is MP3, a variation of Chris Paul's nickname, CP3.
UPDATE: According to a report in the Missourian, Miguel Paul and Chris Paul are, in fact, distantly related, although they are not first cousins as Miguel originally claimed. Chris Paul continues to insist that he does not recall ever meeting Miguel Paul.