Chris Paul: One Of NBA’s GeniusesBy Peter C
When you see or hear the name Chris Paul, you know it is a name that reflects legendary stuff.
The Phoenix Suns’ sub-six-foot point guard is nothing short of outstanding, even at 36. He recently guided the Suns to the 2021 NBA final, where the team lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, who were inspired by Greek talisman Gianni’s Antetokounmpo.
He is a brilliant thinker and a fantastic playmaker that has created assists on 45 percent of the field goals for his current team.
In the entire history of the NBA, that record remains the second-highest level reached. He has also accrued an assist percentage season that stands at 50 percent in the different teams he has played for.
He has been described as a ball-handling maniac and a crossover artist. Paul is a complete package of what a modern-day basketball player is. He can shoot and score from any angle on the court, even at his age.
He had started his NBA career with the New Orleans Hornets in 2005 and spent six years with the team. He joined the Los Angeles Clippers afterward and had another memorable six years with the team.
Within a three-year period, he had short stints with the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder before finally pitching his tent with the Suns in 2020.
Though he has never won the NBA title, he has numerous individual awards to his name and will always be regarded as one of the best performers we have ever seen in basketball.