His children with Jada Paul are Chris Jr., 14, and Camryn, 11.
Chris discussed the influence of his father, Charles, on his approach to parenting in 2022. He spoke on how much he still values his father’s approval and how Charles encouraged him to shower his children with “the most amount of love that you could show.”
In 2022, the point guard wrote Basketball Dreams, his second children’s book, after being inspired by his father. He later shared photographs of himself reading the book with his son. “Papa Chilly inspired me at an early age with lessons I’ve carried all my life,” writes the author. And now I’d like to give those to someone else. To all the young individuals out there who dream big and have role models who show them the way, here’s one for you.
Chris spoke about his fondness for huge family meals when modeling for Bloomingdale’s for Father’s Day in 2017, alongside his kids. “Enjoy the little moments and take more pictures,” he said, echoing the piece of advice he would have given himself when he was a new dad. Every time there’s a family gathering, we snap a ton of photos.
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Pope John Paul II, Christopher, 14,
Christopher Emmanuel Paul II, the eldest child of Chris and Jada, was born on May 25, 2009.
Even as a young boy, Chris Jr. frequently accompanied his father to news appearances. With his son perched on his lap, Chris filmed an NBA game in 2012 in which Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers performs “The Blake Face.” At the age of two, Chris Jr. joyfully imitated Griffin’s stern attitude throughout the middle of the game.
Chris Jr. is carrying on his father’s work as he enters puberty. According to Chris’s 2020 interview with PEOPLE, he was enjoying family time at home by coaching Chris Jr. to become a better basketball player. This game is really cool to my youngster. He gushed over it. “Another thing that this quarantine has given me the ability to do is, I’ve never had an opportunity to train him myself.”
Always one for a game, Chris Jr. enjoys soccer as well. In 2018, the Phoenix Suns player spoke to ThePostGame on the important lesson of loving one’s children and how it translates into a lifelong commitment to their happiness. One way he showed his support was by “getting up early in the morning” to watch the World Cup with his son. He shared, “I’ve actually grown to love it a lot more and learned everything about it.”
Chris Jr. had a sneaker-themed birthday bash in 2022 when he turned thirteen. The adolescent was seen playing basketball and rejoicing with friends in the images posted by his father. Numerous well-known people have also crossed paths with Chris Jr.: He shared a selfie with Drake in 2021. He shared a selfie of himself and NBA player Carmelo Anthony’s son, Kiyan, a year ago.
Camryn Alexis Paul, age eleven
Camryn Alexis Paul, the daughter of Chris and Jada, was born on August 16, 2012.
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Chris commemorated Camryn’s tenth birthday with an Instagram post featuring multiple images of the father-daughter duo. “I love the beautiful Black young lady you are and even more the one you are becoming!!” said he. For ever time, my daddy loves you! There are tens! It’s unbelievable…Sweet sixteen, my darling.
A sleepover with friends—including Zhuri Nova, daughter of LeBron James—celebrated Camryn’s eighth birthday two years prior. Posting images from the celebration, Jada described her daughter as “beautiful, creative, artistic” and the “most sweetest little lady.”
Camryn possesses a multitude of talents, as seen by her Instagram account, which is closely observed by her parents. In her free time, she enjoys painting, fishing, and golfing. Chris admitted to ThePostGame in 2018 that she has dabbled in baseball and soccer as well.
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Chris revealed Camryn’s interest in the game to PEOPLE the month after she started playing. “During the playoffs last year, she called me … and she was trying to teach herself to dribble between her legs,” claimed the coach. I felt like I was guiding her, instructing her, because she’s so dogged. She showed me on tape three hours later that she could pull it off!
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