(via Zinc Agency)

Chris Paul is one of the smartest players in the game. With amazing basketball IQ and awesome court-vision, he is recognized as one of the strongest leaders in the game — both on and off the court.

Could that same talent translate to running a team of his own one day?

While there are still years left remaining on CP3’s basketball career clock, he recently opened up about the possibility of him one day owning an NBA franchise.

DAN ROBERTS: Chris, let’s end on this. What is the big picture dream for you professionally beyond basketball?

CHRIS PAUL: Man, that is a great question. I’m sure my team and everyone who works with me and helps me would love to know that answer. I would love to be eventually a governor of an NBA franchise. Obviously, I love the game. Like, I love the game, and I want to be a part of it for a very long time and just continue to grow our business, Oh Dipp!!!– continue to tell these great stories.

It remains to be seen what team Paul might get involved with. With a lot of resources and plenty of connections, he could end up anywhere so long as something opens up.

As a student of the game, his basketball expertise should work great at the front-office level.

In the meantime, he will continue to do his thing on the court and prove his doubters wrong again and again.