By Ben Golliver
Chris Paul signed with Jordan Brand in 2006 and, by the look of things, he's kept every pair of sneakers that has come his way since. Last week, Paul's wife, Jada, posted an Instagram photo of a bedroom in their house that has an entire wall of Jordan and Nike sneakers neatly laid out on floor-to-ceiling shelves. More than 100 pairs of shoes are visible in the shot.
"For all of the sneaker heads, this is only a portion of the shoes in Chris Paul's shoe room," Jada Paul wrote. "We turned an entire bedroom into what we call the 'museum'."
By the way, Paul and his wife reportedly live in an $8.5 million Bel Air mansion they purchased from Avril Lavrigne when Paul was traded to the Clippers in 2011.
As ProBasketballTalk pointed out, Paul is far from the only NBA player to amass a gigantic sneaker collection. ESPN.com provided a look inside Joe Johnson's 500-square-foot shoe closet and Blazers guard Wesley Matthews posted this photo of his shoe collection during the 2011 lockout, noting: "def need more kicks."
Paul's own latest signature Jordan sneaker -- the CP3.VI -- was released back in September 2012.
Paul, 27, is making $17.8 million this season and will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, when he is expected to command a five-year contract worth upwards of $100 million.Hat Tip: The Big Lead