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Chris Paul 'I'm Blessed' To be Friends with Justin Bieber

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0229-chris-paul-justin-bieber-TMZ-01Chris Paul has something in common with Floyd Mayweather -- they both LOVE Justin Bieber ... and considers his friendship nothing short of a "blessing."

Paul opened up about his relationship with the singer to For the Win -- when he was asked if his 6-year-old son, Chris, had an influence on his playlist. 

"A lot. It’s funny my son’s favorite artist is Justin Bieber and it’s been that way for awhile. I feel so blessed and fortunate to know Justin and Scooter Braun, who works with Justin."

CP3 then goes on to explain how they became friends ...

"When little Chris was about two years old, Justin came to a game and little Chris sat with him and then I took him to a concert and now anytime we go to the bus stop [we listen to] Bieber. If it’s not ‘Austin and Ally’ then it’s Justin Bieber all day.”

So, what's his favorite Bieber hit? 

"I would say between ‘Love Yourself’ and ‘Sorry.’ For a long time it was just ‘Baby’ though. Oh my god, he sang ‘Baby’ with him and Luda for the longest."

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