HBO Real Sports Will Profile Chris Paul on Tuesday

by October 18, 2013

From our friends at HBO:

Now in its 19th season, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV’s most honored sports journalism series and the only sports program recognized with a prestigious 2012 George Foster Peabody Award, presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 199th edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, OCT. 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Other HBO playdates: Oct. 22 (3:15 a.m.), 25 (8:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.), 27 (7:30 a.m.) and 29 (5:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), and Nov. 2 (9:45 a.m.) and 4 (2:30 p.m., 1:15 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Oct. 23 (9:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m.) and 31 (6:00 a.m.), and Nov. 1 (1:40 p.m.), 5 (9:00 p.m., 1:45 a.m.), 7 (5:30 p.m.), 9 (5:00 p.m.) and 10 (7:30 a.m.)

HBO On Demand® availability: Oct. 28-Nov. 18. The show will also be available on HBO GO®.           

Segments include:

CP3. It would be hard to find a more likable, wholesome sports superstar than Los Angeles Clippers favorite Chris Paul. The antithesis of the flashy pro athlete, the 28-year-old doesn’t drink or smoke, and even eschews tattoos. Paul is a dedicated father to his two young children and a devoted husband to his college sweetheart, to whom he was married in 2011. Paul’s grandfather, whom he cites as his greatest inspiration, was murdered at age 61, the day after the point guard committed to Wake Forest University during his junior year of high school, which had a profound impact on his life. In the first game after his grandfather’s death, Paul honored him by scoring 61 points. To this day, he calls it the most memorable game of his career. In this REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated collaboration, correspondent Mary Carillo provides a better look at the newly elected president of the NBA Players Association and the catalyst behind the Clippers’ remarkable turnaround.