Jordan Brand on Tuesday announced the launch of Chris Paul's first signature shoe, the Jordan CP, set to release on March 1.
Paul is now in his third season as point guard for the New Orleans Hornets.
Paul was handpicked by Michael Jordan to represent the Jordan Brand. The Jordan CP showcases personal moments in Paul's life, demonstrating his devotion to basketball as well as the people he admires. The "61" etched in the shoe symbolizes his grandfather. Just days after the passing of his family hero, Paul played in a high school basketball game scoring exactly 61 points, one for each year his grandfather had lived. The letters "SP" stitched on the backside of the tongue are in memory of his mentor and former college coach Skip Prosser.