He may now already be 32 years old, but Chris Paul continues to be one of the best point guards in the league today. While his handles and ability to set up his teammates often gets most of the attention, he is also a prolific scorer who is averaging 18.7 points per game throughout his entire NBA career.
On Wednesday, CP3 achieved another feat in his stellar career during the game between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers. With a pull-up jumper in the first quarter, Paul recorded his 16,000th point as a pro and continues to move up the all-time scoring list. He is now only the 16th active player to reach that mark.
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Paul’s latest milestone definitely says a lot about how he excels on both ends of the floor. He is one of the most skilled passers the game has ever seen and also has consistently been at the top of the steals leaderboard in the past few seasons. He appears to still have plenty left in the tank which could make him one of the top-50 scorers in league history if he keeps up the pace he’s currently on.
However, one thing’s certain is that winning a championship is more important to Paul than all the personal accolades and honors he’s earned since entering the league back in 2005. Now with the Rockets, he has a great opportunity to win the first of his career if they live up to expectations as serious title contenders. With Paul part of their fold, the team has become better as his leadership and experience is something he brings to their table and has definitely increased their chances of taking home the title this year.