Sixty-One: Life Lessons from Papa, On and Off the Court

In Sixty-One, Chris opens up about life beyond basketball and the role his grandfather played in molding him into the man and father he is today. He’ll speak about the foundation of faith and family he built his life upon, what it means to be a positive light within your community and beyond, and the importance of setting the proper example for future generations. Most importantly, Chris will talk about his home, Winston-Salem, and the close-knit family and village that raised him to become one of the most respected leaders in all of sports.

Conversations with Chris Paul

NBA Star Chris Paul sits down with HBCU students from across the country to discuss his upcoming book, Sixty-One: Life Lessons from Papa, On and Off the Court. In these candid conversations, Chris reflects upon his life, career, and the values he learned from his grandfather. With each student touching upon a key pillar from the book, Chris will share his passion for supporting HBCUs, and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Chris Paul Interview with Aliyah Armstrong, Grambling State University

Aliyah Armstrong, a student from Grambling State University, speaks with Chris Paul on the theme of mentoring and giving back. They’ll explore how serving as a mentor has shaped Chris’s career and personal growth, while discussing the importance of balancing work responsibilities with community involvement. The conversation also delves into the NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) policy, with Chris sharing his views and offering advice on building a personal brand that can be monetized. They’ll wrap up by discussing ways in which college students and early professionals can actively participate in community service and create a meaningful impact.

Chris Paul Interview with Jeremy Robinson, Clark Atlanta University

Jeremy Robinson of Clark Atlanta University speaks with Chris Paul on the theme of leadership. They’ll touch upon essential leadership skills, discuss the challenge of balancing leadership roles, and draw insights from Chris’s experiences with both his grandfather and Kobe Bryant. Chris also shares lessons learned during his tenure as the President of the NBA Player’s Association. It’s a powerful conversation on effective leadership and collective action.

Chris Paul Interview with Joy Shipman, Winston-Salem State University

Joy Shipman of Winston-Salem State University delves into Chris Paul’s strong ties to Winston-Salem. This conversation will touch upon his college coach, and the invaluable lessons he learned from him; the pressing issues that HBCU’s face today; and advice for students who are pursuing their careers and want to make a difference. t’s a candid and enlightening discussion about the power of education and the importance of supporting HBCUs.

Chris Paul Interview with Robert Tucker, Florida A&M University

Robert Tucker from Florida A&M University addresses the theme of perseverance, resilience, and navigating challenges with Chris Paul. Chris provides advice for staying motivated and focused in academic pursuits, drawing from his own experiences in both his academic and basketball career. Chris also discusses his experiences as a founder and investor, and addresses the significance of mental health awareness. This conversation showcases the power of perseverance and highlights the importance of mental well-being.