Bucks news: Eric Bledsoe says he learned how to compete sitting behind Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups in LA
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Eric Bledsoe says he learned how to compete sitting behind Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups in LA

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Milwaukee Bucks starting point guard Eric Bledsoe began his NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers learning from Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups, an experience the explosive guard doesn’t take for granted.

In an interview with Shams Charania of Stadium, Eric Bledsoe details what he learned the most from CP3 and Mr. Big Shot.

“It was big,” Eric Bledsoe said. “To see them in big time moments. To be around them. They’re Hall of Fame players. To be able to be in the same gym with them, to see how hard they work. They got on the court and competed. That’s what I took away from them.

“No matter what the score was. Down 20, up 20, they competed every single night.”

Eric Bledsoe is one of the biggest competitors in the game today. He’s a rugged defender who can get to the rim with the best of them. People often call Bledsoe a smaller version of Lakers star LeBron James because of how strong he is for a point guard.

In 31 games this season, Eric Bledsoe is averaging 16.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free-throw line. The Bucks have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference at 22-9 and Bledsoe’s strong play is a big reason why.