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Cool Dad Job: NBA Player, Labor Leader

Cool Dad Vibe: Hometown Hero

Cool Dad Bona Fides: Chris Paul does what we’d do if we were, you know, an insanely talented point guard for the Houston Rockets with a set of diverse interests. He played college ball for his hometown Wake Forest University, leaving after a couple of years to become Rookie of the Year and a nine-time All-Star in the NBA. He’s one of the most recognizable players in the game and perhaps the most well-respected by his colleagues. They elected him president of the Players’ Union in 2013. But despite his success on the court and leadership off the court, Paul remains a super down-to-earth dude. Case in point: He loves bowling and has competed in the Professional Bowlers Association — he actually owns a franchise in the league. He’s also a part-owner of a minor baseball team in his hometown, the Winston-Salem Dash. He’s married to his high school sweetheart Jada, with whom he has a son, Chris II — because Jr. lacks some swag — and a daughter, Camryn.