We all saw Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony open up the Espy Awards with a heartfelt and powerful message about unity and police brutality. But it wasn’t an impromptu moment. According to Paul, he and the guys, who call themselves “The Brotherhood,” had a few conversations before the show to discuss what they were going to say.
“We had had phone calls [about it],” explained Paul, who was being honored at the HollyRod Foundation’s 18th Annual Design Care Gala. “I think it’s funny because a lot of times people see our friendship and think it’s just some guys hanging out, but we are all really close, and we talk about real issues.”
“That was something that started obviously with Melo’s Instagram post,” continued Paul. “But we had a conversation and felt like it was something that was time and needed to happen.”
Paul also told us about the fear he and his wife have about their son one day getting pulled over by the cops. Check out his interview above.