Age 30, passed away October 30, 2019. He was born January 21, 1989, in Lansing, to Varlene Crosby and George Baber. Paul graduated from Holt High School with a state championship victory and many accolades in basketball. He went on to play in college and continued his passion for basketball after graduating from Mississippi Valley State by entering into a career of professional basketball overseas for four years. In 2013 he “retired his jerseys” as he lovingly put his choice to start driving trucks professionally so he could be closer to home and his first child, Kennedy Crosby, born in June that year. Paul was often first known for his career in basketball but more greatly known for his kind heart and determination to give back to the community. In 2014 he began his clothing company ‘Kings of Ballin’ and used his platform to encourage local youth to look to their futures; holding basketball tournaments and other events to bring Lansing together in a positive way. Paul’s favorite thing to do was laugh and his most used nickname was Gentle Giant thanks to the entire 6′ 8″ of him always being willing to help anyone at any time.