Chris Paul’s shoe room, nicknamed the “museum” by his wife. (jada_ap on Instagram)
By Ben Golliver
Chris Paul signed with Jordan Brand in 2006 and, at first glance, he has kept every pair of sneakers that have come down to him since. Last week, Paul’s wife Jada posted an Instagram photo of a bedroom in their home that has an entire wall of Jordan and Nike sneakers neatly arranged on floor-to-ceiling shelves. More than 100 pairs of shoes are visible in the photo.
âFor all sneakerheads, this is just part of Chris Paul’s shoe room shoes,â Jada Paul wrote. “We have turned an entire room into what we call the ‘museum’.”
By the way, Paul and his wife are said to be living in an $ 8.5 million Bel Air mansion they bought from Avril Lavrigne when Paul was traded to the Clippers in 2011.
As ProBasketballTalk pointed out, Paul is far from the only NBA player to amass a massive collection of sneakers. ESPN.com previewed Joe Johnson and Blazers goaltender Wesley Matthews’ 500-square-foot shoe cabinetposted this photo of his shoe collection during the 2011 lockout, noting: “def needs more kicks”.
Wesley Matthews shoe collection. (@ wessywes2)
Paul’s latest signature Jordan sneaker, the CP3.VI, was released in September 2012.
Chris Paul’s latest signature sneaker, the CP3.VI (Nike.com)
Paul, 27, is making $ 17.8 million this season and will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, when he is expected to sign a five-year contract worth more than $ 100 million.
Hat tip: the big lead