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OKC Thunder: Chris Paul salutes Langston University with shoes, pregame outfit

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul continued his salute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Wednesday, keeping it close to home.

Paul entered the arena wearing a Langston University hat and shirt, then debuted a new design of his own shoes with "Langston" printed on the side of each.

Langston, located about 40 miles north of Oklahoma City, is the only HBCU in the state.

Paul has been supportive of HBCUs through his foundation and by bringing attention to them with his gear. He wore a Langston hat prior to a game in February as well.

"I had an opportunity to go over there a few times when I was younger in my career," Paul said of Langston. "I went to a few activities my rookie year and my second year when I played in Oklahoma (for the Hornets). Big shoutout to Langston University. 

"Once again, just trying to bring awareness."

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Chris Paul in a Langston University shirt and hat prior to Wednesday's game. [Photo via Thunder Twitter account]

Chris Paul in a Langston University shirt and hat prior to Wednesday's game. [Photo via Thunder Twitter account]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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