NBA Star Scores Big With HBCU Shoes

By Clarion News staff

Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder wearing Lincoln University-themed shoes during game 5 of the playoffs against the Houston Rockets. (Photo via Facebook)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Ever since the NBA restarted, Thunder point guard and future Hall of Famer Chris Paul has been paying homage to HBCU’s by putting one school on his sneakers per game.  On Saturday, during game 5 against the Rockets, Paul recognized Lincoln University of Missouri. He’s already recognized Langston University, Savannah State, Albany State, Livingston College, Howard,  Alabama A&M, and North Carolina A&T.

Although Paul attended Wake Forest, many of his family members attended HBCU’s. He recently told Slam Online that HBCU’s need the attention because they generally don’t get the amount of funding found with predominantly white institutions (PWI).  He said it’s important to improve the infrastructure at HBCU’s and to provide more opportunities for the students.

“I think with everything going on now, it’s about awareness,” he said.

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