Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul opens up about the possibility of joining the NBA’s 75 greatest players of all time.
Via USA Today
“Ah man, it would mean a lot,” said the 36-year old guard.
Suns Head Coach Monty Williams echoes Paul’s sentiment, highlighting the star point guard’s impact throughout his career and why he should be included in the NBA’s 75th-anniversary team.
“I’m not sure how you can call a guy the best point guard in his generation and then he not make that list.”
The NBA has assembled a “blue-ribbon panel of media, current and former players, coaches, general managers, and team executives” that will select the 75th-anniversary team, which will be announced later this month.
In analyzing Paul’s achievements throughout his career, the star point guard has made a tremendous impact in the NBA despite not winning a championship. He currently sits at Fifth all-time in assists (10,275) and steals (2,332).
With his career numbers, Paul consistently shows that his leadership is proven to be effective in every team. He previously led a highly doubted and young Oklahoma City Thunder squad to the Playoffs in 2020 and spearheaded an inexperienced Suns team to the NBA finals last season. Aside from all of that, Cp3 has been a part of 13 playoff teams in his 16-year career.
It is safe to say that Paul is highly regarded as one of the best ‘pure point guards’; being left out from the list should be a surprise for many.