Chris Paul Gives Autographed Jordans to Emotional Rockets Fan

Houston Rockets fans who made their way into State Farm Arena on Tuesday night had plenty to celebrate following their squad’s 121-105 win over the home-team Atlanta Hawks. But perhaps none of the road supporters got more emotional than one young Chris Paul fan who got to meet his idol—and then some.

Following his 13-point, 11-assist performance, Chris stopped near the tunnel to deliver the experience of a lifetime to an emotional young boy. Chris not only signed the boy’s No. 3 Rockets jersey and posed for a photo, but also gave away a game-worn pair of his Jordan Brand signature sneakers, autograph and all.

In return, the child gave the nine-time All-Star a smattering of joyful tears. Perhaps that passion will come in handy for the Rockets as they prepare for another grueling run through the Western Conference playoffs.


Josh Martin is the Editorial Director of CloseUp360. He previously covered the NBA for Bleacher Report and USA Today Sports Media Group, and has written for Yahoo! Sports and Complex. He is also the co-host of the Hollywood Hoops podcast. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.