It wasn’t game day for NBA Chris Paul. It was far busier.

The newcomer to the Houston Rockets spent Friday with actor/comedian Kevin Hart, visiting various locations around the city to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

The Chris Paul Family Foundation put on a day of service to help distribute supplies like food and clothing to flood victims.

The first stop for Paul and his team, which included teammate Trevor Ariza, was the Boys & Girls Club, where they gave new shoes to kids in need.

The second stop was the Houston Food Bank.



“We don’t just talk. We put our words to action,” Hart said in an Instagram video. “Me and my man, CP, we’re out here. We’re actually in it with the people handing out food, water, all needed materials, making sure the money that was raised is actually being given to the people. With the Red Cross. When I say that it’s real, it’s real. When I see that the love is real, the love is real.”

Paul, Hart and Ariza also stopped off at NRG to lift spirits.

According to CNN, Paul also donated $50,000 to J.J. Watt’s Hurricane Harvey fundraiser to help it surpass $500,000 in late August.

Paul started his foundation in 2005 with the goal of positively impacting the community by leveling the playing field in education, sports and life.

His inspiration for it was his late grandfather, who mentored him all the way to becoming a student-athlete at Wake Forest University. Paul partnered his non-profit with the Winston-Salem Foundation which helps award two scholarships a year (one athletic and one academic), in his grandfather’s name, to a Forsyth County North Carolina student.

Paul has won the NBA’s Community Assist Award three times, which is given to the player who passionately gives back to his community.

His foundation also partners with other organizations like Feed the Children, Make-A-Wish and Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs.

What guy, off the court, for the Rockets to have signed in the off season.