Lil Wayne Shoots Hoops With New Orleans Hornets Star Chris Paul

'It surprised me,' Paul says of Wayne's basketball skills, in Mixtape Daily.

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NBA super point guard Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets obviously loves basketball, but he’s also passionate about another sport: bowling. He told us this week that fellow N.O. star Lil Wayne can’t see him on the lanes.

“Man, he doesn’t have the best of me in bowling,” Paul said. “Actually, I got my celebrity [bowling] thing coming up [soon]. I talked to Wayne … to try and get him to come down.”

CP says that he and Weezy competed at hoops recently and, surprisingly, the Cash Money/ Young Money Millionaire hung with him.

“I went to one of Wayne’s shows … it might have been after my rookie year,” Paul explained. “There was a basketball goal set up outside. He came, we shot the best out of 10. It surprised me — we shot the best out of 10, he made seven. But I came through and made eight.”

Paul was at the NBA Store in New York this week, promoting his first book for children, “Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big.” He read to young fans and signed autographs.

“It’s actually been a long time coming — a couple of years,” he said. “I’ve been so anxious for the book to come out, to see it written and work with the illustrators, it’s a great feeling. Something I’m excited to share with people in the country. … I just wanna focus on the kids. That’s definitely my passion. I wanna touch kids at an early age so they can know to not limit themselves to certain things.”

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