by Lang Whitaker | @langwhitaker
LOS ANGELES — “I actually feel like I’m cheating when I play in my shoe,” Chris Paul said, holding aloft his latest signature kick, the Jordan CP3.V.
Paul was speaking this afternoon to a crowd of media gathered in downtown Los Angeles at the Cooper Tower. Jordan Brand transformed an empty loft space atop the building into a temporary showroom for the CP3.V, with several installations showing different parts of Paul’s life: his childhood in North Carolina, his high school, college and pro careers. Chris talked fondly about growing up in North Carolina and playing basketball with his brother, and losing basketballs that bounced into the woods where snakes hid in the weeds, making the Paul brothers afraid to reach for the ball.
CP3 classifies himself as “a shoe fanatic, a shoe freak,” and he said he spends time nearly every day on all the sneaker websites looking for the latest info. Jordan designer Tom Luedecke said he and Paul met “six or seven times...