Suns vet Chris Paul cements ‘Point God’ status with incredible assist mark
Just in case you needed more proof that Chris Paul is indeed one of the best, if not the best, point guards to ever play in the NBA, then better read this at least 10 times. On Monday, Mr. Point God had another historic evening against the Houston Rockets and put up 11 assists to help the Phoenix Suns notch their sixth straight win.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, this game makes Paul just the fifth player in NBA history to have 500 career games with 10 or more assists. He is now a member of the elite club that features legendary point guards like John Stockton, Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash.
After tonight, Chris Paul is the 5th player in NBA history with 500 career 10-assist games joining John Stockton, Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash pic.twitter.com/b8f0DVbWIV
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 6, 2021
For all the doubters out there, kindly read this again but slowly: 500 games with 10 or more assists.
That’s just purely insane for the former fourth overall pick. Chris Paul has been quite the journeyman in this stage of his career. He has been on an interesting trip around the West over these past few seasons, joining the likes of the Rockets, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and now, the Suns.
Though Paul’s career has been marred with the lack of postseason success, his DNA has been all over any team he’s been a part of and his impact has been monumental to help younger guys develop into legitimate superstars in the NBA.
What he’s done with the Suns this season has been nothing short of incredible. Paul joined a young Phoenix crew led by Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton and has pushed the envelope in Arizona this season.
With Paul calling the shots, the Suns have risen all the way to the second spot of the West with the top-seed in sight.