NBA All-Star, LA Clippers forward and two-time Olympian Chris Paul weighs in on the 2016 draft, league trades as well as his long-time supporter of charity.
On Saturday, Entertainment Scoop caught up with Chris Paul and his wife Jada Crawley at the 18th Annual Design Care Gala. Held at the private estate of Sugar Ray Leonard in Pacific Palisades, the star studded black-tie fundraiser was attended by Arsenio Hall, Daisy Fuentes, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Laila Ali, Alan Thicke and many more while benefiting autism and Parkinson’s disease. Watch the full interview below.
Chris Paul Opens Up On NBA Trades
Now in its 18th year, the Annual Design Care Gala featured a special musical performance by Ledisi and Joshua Ledet, and a fashion show by designer Michael Costello.
The Gala also honored Paul with the 2016 HollyRod Autism Angel on the Path Award, Latonzia Montgomery (mother of three children with autism) with the 2016 HollyRod Autism Champion Award, Kevin Keller (Board member, Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism) with the 2016 HollyRod Autism Champion Award, and Target with the 2016 HollyRod Corporate Champion Award.
Inspired by a father and a son, HollyRod Foundation was formed in 1997 by actress, Holly Robinson Peete and her husband former NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete.
The HollyRod Foundation is dedicated to providing help and hope to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.
After Holly and Rodney’s eldest son, RJ, was diagnosed with autism, HollyRod’s mission expanded to provide support and resources to families also affected by an autism diagnosis. Like Parkinson’s, autism can decimate families physically, emotionally and most of all financially.
The point guard has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, two Olympic gold medals, and led the NBA in assists four times and steals six times. He has also been selected to nine NBA All-Star teams, eight All-NBA teams, and eight All-Defensive teams.