Chris Paul has had a long and successful career in the NBA, but the fact that he has never won an NBA title is constantly held over him. The 38-year-old might be used to it, but his daughter isn’t. 

While appearing on The Pivot Podcast, the Suns point guard told the story of how his young daughter was heckled at school over her father’s NBA career. 

“My daughter is the sweetest soul you’ll ever meet in your life,” Paul said. “But she’s at that age now where at school, kids talk crazy to her. She had a little boy at school that said some reckless stuff to her that was like, ‘Your daddy ain’t never gonna win no championship.’”  

Paul said his daughter held it together in the moment, but she was upset once in the car after school and called her dad, who made it a teachable moment. 

“I had to have that conversation with her and talk to her,” he said. “And tell her, ‘Baby, some people talk and some people do.’”

Paul, a 12-time All Star, is an easy example of a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, but falling short of hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy has resulted in relentless criticism that unfortunately is reaching his family. But good for the younger Paul to hold her ground in a way that only she could.