Suns star Chris Paul is entering the 18th season of his professional career, but the 37-year-old already knows what he wants to do when his playing days are over. As relayed by Ngozi Nwanji of AfroTech (h/t Yahoo), Paul is hoping to own an NBA team one day.
“I would like to be a part of an ownership group after I’m done playing,” Paul said at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit, according to Nwanji.
Paul also stated his intentions earlier this summer. Of course, Paul plays for Phoenix, a team currently owned by Robert Sarver — who was recently fined $10M and banned for a year after an investigation revealed he showed racial insensitivity and disrespect in the workplace.
Paul would likely want to stay involved in the NBA and improve leaguewide leadership. Aside from being a strong on-court leader, Paul also served as President of the National Basketball Players Association for eight years. He’s played for New Orleans, Los Angeles (Clippers), Houston, Oklahoma City and Phoenix during his storied career.
One of Paul’s friends, LeBron James, has already declared he wants to own an NBA team after he retires, while Dwyane Wade, another one of his friends, bought a stake in the Jazz last year. For now, Paul’s focus surely remains on winning a title, as the Suns fell short last season despite finishing 64-18.