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NBA 的克里斯保罗通过赠送他的毕业生来庆祝大学毕业 $2,500 每个

Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns looks on and smiles during the game against the Utah Jazz on January 24, 2022 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, 亚利桑那.

Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns looks on and smiles during the game against the Utah Jazz on January 24, 2022 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, 亚利桑那.

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Chris Paul is ending his college experience with a gift for his fellow graduates.

在周五, the Phoenix Suns point guard, 37, walked across the stage at Winston-Salem State University and received his bachelor’s degree in communications, shortly after he gifted $2,500 each to everyone in his graduating class, 根据ESPN.

An announcement was made at the beginning of the ceremony that each graduate would receive a bank account with digital platform Greenwood, with funds from the NBA star deposited.

While speaking to press on Friday, Paul explained that his commencementmade my dayand made him feel normal. “I wanted to stand outside and wait with them,” 他说.

I wanted to talk to them and let them hear from me and me hear from them. It’s a big deal,” Paul continued. “Everyone has their own journey, their own experiences, and I wanted the full experience of what it meant to be a graduate.

Friday’s ceremony was a long-awaited coming for Paul, who attended Forest University until his sophomore year and left after becoming the No. 4 [object Window] 2005 NBA选秀. 不久之后, 他 began his professional career with the Charlotte Hornets.

Before taking his walk across the stage, he shared with 亚利桑那共和国 what the moment means to him, following the Suns’ 111-95 win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.

Man it’s cool, I’m excited. Long time coming,” 他说.

To be able to go back home and do that with my family is something that snuck up kinda quick but I’m probably most excited that I get to spend the next 10 days with my wife and my kids,” Paul added.

His busy 2022 NBA season began with special recognition from the WNBA in February, when the 12-time All-Star received the inaugural Kobe and Gigi Bryant Advocacy Award.

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According to a press release from the organization, he was awarded the honorfor his significant contributions to the advancement of girlsand women’s basketball, and advocacy for the WNBA.

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As noted in the release, Paul is adevoted fan of the WNBA and the Phoenix Mercury” 并且有 “consistently demonstrated a unique level of supportby regularly attending WNBA regular season and playoffs andusing his public platforms to highlight the on-court successes and stories of WNBA players as well as their leadership in the community through their fight for social justice.