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No tall tales in CP3's children's book

Updated: October 7, 2009, 2:00 PM ET
By Anna Katherine Clemmons | ESPN The Magazine

It was the night before one of his most important high school basketball games when Chris Paul learned that his beloved grandfather, Papa Chilly, was dead. Several teenagers had beaten to death Papa Chilly, whose real name was Nathaniel Jones, outside of his Winston-Salem, N.C., home, a few miles from the Paul house.

Paul asked his aunt what to do and she told him to score 61 points, one for every year of his grandfather's too-short life. Paul's coach didn't want him to play, but Paul ...

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