Chris Paul, a guard with the Phoenix Suns, continues to utilize his position to urge people to cast ballots. He has partnered with former First Lady Michelle Obama on this occasion to raise awareness about the issue.
CP3 and Michelle aimed to inform black voters about the value of voting in a When We All Vote film that was sponsored by BET. The film was created to commemorate National Black Voter Day in 2022.
Paul and Michelle admitted that there were more eligible voters than ever before, but they urged more people to participate. Additionally, they emphasized the significance of everyone verifying their registration status.
Paul remarked, “Today is about acknowledging the power of our voices and the duty we have to utilize them. “Polling sites are closing, early voting hours are being shortened, and people are being removed from the voter lists. Who would have imagined that the right to vote would still be in jeopardy in 2022?” Paul made notice.
In the past, a number of players have attempted to inform the public of the importance of registering to vote. Numerous voter education efforts have been launched with assistance from the NBA.
Paul produced a video in 2020 outlining the significance of voting. He emphasised the importance of getting to know the candidates and the reasons voters should keep an optimistic outlook.
Chris Paul has yet to win his first NBA championship
Paul has been a member of the league for 17 years, yet he has yet to raise the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. The “Point God” has been a component of a number of candidates, but none of them have succeeded.
With the Suns in 2021, Chris Paul came the closest to winning the championship. He faced the Milwaukee Bucks in his first NBA Finals appearance. Unfortunately for him, the Suns lost the series in six games after blowing a 2-0 lead.
In the conference playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks last year, the Suns again lost a 2-0 series lead. It is important to note that they were considered the favorites to win the championship due to their outstanding 64-18 regular-season record.
The Suns will try to improve the next year. Deandre Ayton, whose place on the club was up in the air at the beginning of the summer, is still a part of their core.
In 2021, Chris Paul and the Suns also agreed to a $120 million deal extension. In an effort to aid the club in winning a championship, the 37-year-old is anticipated to be around until 2025.