Watching the NBA 2021 playoffs with the Phoenix Suns playing and Chris Paul aka CP3 is a fantastic player. Yet can’t find anywhere that explains what the ‘3’ stands for in his nickname CP3. Does anyone know? Is it his jersey number? Could it be that simple?

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It's a family related nickname. Chris Paul's father's and older brother's Initials are also CP, making him the third person with initials CP, hence CP3.

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