FinishLine » Chris Paul http://blog.finishline.com Finish Line's Blog Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:41:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The CP3.VII AE Gets The Playoff Treatment http://blog.finishline.com/2014/04/30/the-cp3-vii-ae-gets-the-playoff-treatment/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/04/30/the-cp3-vii-ae-gets-the-playoff-treatment/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:50:32 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=22373 Despite all the negative light shining on the Los Angeles Clippers (owner) lately, one of the reasons they’re worth watching this post-season is their assist-happy point guard, Chris Paul.

Now, don’t think that CP3 is just a loyal family man who loves sports car, because the former NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Star Game MVP, and seven-time NBA All-Star can shake off the best of them and create endless scoring opportunities for his team. Makes sense then that he needs a mid-cut model that allows him to flex and cut on the court while also locking down his game.

The modified AE (Artisan Edition) silhouette drops weight and ups the looks factor with exposed Dynamic Flywire and a no-sew construction. Meant for playoff time, this colorway of the CP3.VII AE is the first and aptly dubbed the “Clippers” edition. The gradient effect from the game royal heel to a white toe, accented with hits of infrared, makes for a model that looks as good as it performs.

The Jordan CP3.VII AE in Game Royal, White, Midnight Navy, and Infrared is now available over at finishline.com.

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Style Icon: Chris Paul http://blog.finishline.com/2013/10/31/chris-paul/ http://blog.finishline.com/2013/10/31/chris-paul/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:54:22 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=13529
[Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images]

We all know that Chris Paul is one smooth fella on the basketball court, but did you know he’s just as smooth off? We’re here to tell you why the 28 year old Jordan Brand athlete is one of the most stylish dudes in the NBA.

But what exactly sets CP3’s style apart from his peers?

For one, CP3 understands the importance of dressing appropriately for the occasion. He is always clean-cut and dapper for formal events, not trying to get too crazy with overly loud colors and accessories. Just simple, classic, and clean.

When he doesn’t have to get all dressed up for an classy event, you can usually spot him sporting the Jumpman.

To or from the gym, you can bet he’ll have on a pair of Jordan basketball shorts and a training shirt. For casual events, you’ll probably see CP3 rocking a semi-tight fitting tee with jeans and his signature sneaks or in a Jordan hoodie with retros.

Chris’s has dialed in his athletic-inspired retro style, and that is why he’s one of our top Style Icons.

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Chris Paul: The Multi-Faceted Point Guard http://blog.finishline.com/2013/04/14/chris-paul-the-multi-faceted-point-guard/ http://blog.finishline.com/2013/04/14/chris-paul-the-multi-faceted-point-guard/#comments Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:21:41 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=8736 Gone are the days of the true point guard that dribbles the ball up the court, sets up the play and gets the heck out of the way. Just like a dual-threat quarterback is coveted in the NFL for their ability to do it all, the point guard position in the NBA has become synonymous.

 

No other player is quite as multifaceted at the position than Los Angeles Clippers star, Chris Paul. In his eight seasons in the league, he’s been to the All-Star game six times, not only as a result of his consistent production on a nightly basis, but also his ability to completely dismantle his opponents on the court.

 

Standing 6’0 in height, his size gives him a speed, quickness and agility advantage over the opposition, while putting him at a disadvantage in getting shots off over taller defenders. Despite this development, Paul still manages to do that, but with high efficiency, keeping opponents on their heels with his impressive ball-handling skills, reminiscent of those And1 mixtapes that used to float around. With regards to his passing ability, it’s safe to say that it’s unmatched, and if there’s anything that evidence of that, it’s his 10 assist a game average over the course of his career, and the Clippers being dubbed “Lob City”.

 

To complement Paul’s fast-paced, ever-changing and evolving style of play, Jordan Brand has decked out his latest signature sneaker, the CP3 VI, in a multitude of colorways. As of right now, the count is at 14 different color combinations, with another one on the way.

 

This latest iteration is the most interesting so far because it jumpstarts the Artistan Edition collection, which is a variation of the CP3 VI. This colorway goes perfectly with Paul’s team colors with a game royal and sport red upper, contrasted with a white podulon outsole.

 

Just as Paul’s game continues to show new and dynamic sides, the CP3 VI is following suit with colorways to match. With the amount of color combinations that are out, you’ll be sure to find one that matches your mood and game, so check them over at FinishLine.com

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